Posted 12/24/2007 8:09 PM (GMT -6)
Thank you, Mary, for those nice words. They are so true, it's comforting to think about, and it is especially good knowing there are so many of us that truly care about each other, having been let into some of each others most personal moments.
Christmas Eve here in Oregon. I traveled here from my home in eastern Oregon where there was about 9 inches of snow, just to hopefully start some new traditions. It will be memorable, that is for sure: sever storms have battered this part of the coast, leaving quite a bit of damage and within the last 2 hours we have received notification that more is coming!! Emergency kits have been distributed, with candles, matches, flashlights, and several free tokens to the vending machines! I'm not too concerned, just cautious. However I did make a quick run to a local grocery to get bottled water, more batteries for my flashlight, some protein rich food that does not require refrigeration, several bags of ice for my ice chest, and of course lots of chocolate ( 1/2 price Christmas candy sale!), and ridiculously rich microwave popcorn that I am going to pop in advance, and I also filled the car with gas.
Sweet thoughts to all of you, and thank you all for being here. I feel as though you are all really wonderful people, and it has been a gift to have you in my life.
So tonight we we all weather our own kinds of storms......................
peace and warm thoughts to each and every one of you. P.S. Because my granddaughter (5 yrs. old) was going to be here all day with my son, I packed my large, but portable keyboard so that I could play and she could sing Christmas songs with me. We had lots of listeners, lots of applause, and a good time.