Lots to celebrate around these parts of the West. JWail has to work Thursday-Monday, so he will miss the traditional Watts Western Christmas Celebration. Instead, we celebrated yesterday and today, because of course yesterday was “Christmas Eve.”
A very special gift came all the way from Rhode Island yesterday. I once read about “phantom limbs” for people who had lost, well limbs. But, they say that many times the souls of people come back to you. After my Grandma passed and we cleaned out her house a couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to inherit many of her items. One, was her dining room set and dishes. I cried tears yesterday when the movers took it off the truck, and said “you moved a long way with these items.” Grandma still managed to send gifts this Christmas. And of course, my father helped to make this all come true. It was a beautiful Christmas present from the two of them.
This morning started with mimosas, coffee, and scones.
Then present opening of course.
On to a day of skiing in the Snowy Range. We skinned up and checked out an area new to us. Total skinning was about 4-5 miles. I wore my Garmin, but it was freezing and it had trouble working.
We took Mikaya with us and did not realize just how deep the snow was. So we turned around early.
But, really nothing but smiles
We stopped for a beer on the way home and indulged in a green chili smothered taco. On tap for tomorrow, chasing the pow at the local ski resort. They are suppose to get about 8 inches tonight. I am hoping to be 1st chair at 9am. As JWail says-Pray for snow.