In the High Peaks

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Musings

I've had such a wonderful Christmas Eve Day. Here in northeastern New York, we've been having lots of wild winter weather. I had the good fortune to spend a wonderful week in northern Vermont last week, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Stowe, in the Mt. Mansfield region. I had lots of time to reflect and write in my journal, which I particularly like to do at this time of the end of the year.

We had multiple snowfall events last week, which were good for the skiing, but which delayed my return home by a day.

I'm so glad to be home again, which, to me, is the happiest way to feel after a time away. I made Ken his favorite cookies today while listening to all of my favorite Christmas songs while doing so. Then we had a lovely family walk with Sasha, which she loved. As we began our return home, just before dusk, it started to snow. Five to nine inches of snow expected by noon tomorrow. Nice. Tonight Christmas movies and an easy shrimp dinner at home. Feels very cozy here. We're as snug as can be as the temperature has plummeted early this Christmas Eve.

I read three books while I was in Vermont and finished two, both of which were Christmas-related fiction. I have continued to enjoy my light reading! After Christmas, I'll enjoy assessing where I'm going with books for the new year.


  1. That all sounds lovely, Judith, except for the cold. I am glad you enjoyed it all. Our Christmas has been quiet as usual, staying home and watching a selection of movies.

    1. Tracy,
      December for us has been a non-stop stream of movies on Amazon and Netflix, with an occasional re-submersive dive into an episode or two of Downton Abbey. After all, they're family! Well, to us, anyway.
      We enjoy a quiet Christmas as well.

  2. I hope you had a lovely Christmas. We have no snow although lots of places in England do have it - one inch causes chaos!
    Glad you had a great time in Vermont.

    1. We did enjoy quite a wonderful Christmas this year. We had 16 inches of snow from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day morning. Winter Wonderland. It was fun, really.