Daily Archives: December 10, 2015

A Beautiful Beginning and a Beautiful Ending

When the day starts and ends as beautifully as today did, what happened, or did not happen, in the middle doesn’t seem to matter so much.  As you can see, the day started out with a beautiful sunrise, which I was up quite early to see.

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I was in the car for about an hour and a half bringing my daughter to school and then making the trip back home.  When I got home I discovered the power was out (it never is), so the garage door wouldn’t open and, here’s the really unfortunate part, I had locked all the storm doors (nope, no keys for those), so had no way to get in the house.  I’ll leave out the parts about what came out of my mouth and the kicking of the storm door (to see if it would have pity on me and unlock itself), not a pretty site.

I didn’t get back inside the house until 12:30 in the afternoon (enough time to eat breakfast (or lunch), shower, and get back in the car for pick up!  Knitting, sewing, embroidering, crocheting?  … no, not today, I’m afraid.

And, now here’s how the day ended.  It took my breath away, and made all the craziness of the day disappear.

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The sunset is reflected in the windows; can you see it?december sunset 040

We have these cute paper houses in our bay window.  You can see the roof tops of some of them in the photo above.  They are super easy to put together and last from year to year.  They are pinned on my “Paper Crafts” board here.  Or, you can go directly to the websites where these came from:  Dover Publications and welovetoillustrate.blogspot.com to print them out for yourself.  Each house prints on a basic sized sheet of paper.christmas paper houses 050

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ornaments 057While writing this post, I am sitting in front of the cozy, warm fire and enjoying the Christmas tree, so the ending on this crazy day is perfect.

Hope you had a much smoother day than I did, and I hope your beginning and ending was as beautiful as mine was.