I ended November with an awful cold that turned into a wretched earache. When I couldn't get in to the doctor, I found last year's (or was that 2 years ago?) medicine. I am much better this morning, though I'm not sure I am up to the U town football game. I'll make that decision later today.
November ended tragically for a number of my students and former students: a car accident that killed a father and another that killed a big sister, a student's two year old who started chemotherapy, and another whose little sister, niece, and sister's boyfriend were in a private plane that still hasn't been found. They've been waiting since last Sunday. Search parties are covering Utah and Wyoming hunting for them. *sigh* (Prayers for Trista, Matt, and little ShyAnn-- may they be found soon! And prayers for Meridith and her family who are waiting and have to be so anxious, frustrated, and sad.)
Today, I'm concentrating on what I love about December:
*A lit Christmas tree
*Snowmen glasses and mugs that I inherited
*Our yule log/advent candle
*Nativity scenes indoors and out
*Iced sugar cookies
*Peppermint mocha coffee creamer
*Mom's Swedish Tea Rings
*The smell of pine
*Sleds and skates
*Christmas shows and movies
*Santa Claus visits
*Trips to look at the lights
Happy December 1st! Wishing us all a wonderful December, and let the Light shine in and shine on us all!