bringing with it colder air.
By tonight actual cold air.
Yesterday's storms brought tornado warnings and tornadoes all around us, though none here in my town, indeed it was impossible to watch the Grinch steal Christmas, the weather interruptions finally becoming the show. Flooded roads put a stop to my last minute gift buying and I am off this morning to finish it all, through possible snow flurries, what fun that would be, I am visualizing white flakes falling about me as I hit the long road to another county for a certain something, Christmas songs on the stereo, but the weather people are truly saying it's possible and I am hoping. The wind is blowing icy already.
There are gifts yet to be wrapped, and the quietness outside bespeaks a holiday mood. The quietness will change to busyness until the early afternoon, then the stores will close and all will head home, and it will be here, this year's Christmas, at least for those of us who begin our celebrations on Christmas Eve. I have always been the holdout in my family, preferring Christmas day, but there are multiple families to be considered, and other towns to be visited, and this year I have finally reached a peace with it all. Christmas Eve is perfect. My mother has made homemade fried apricot pies (my very, very favorite, and a weakness over which I have no control), and they are waiting for me. My family is waiting, Michael will be here, Maggie is still with me, Lily will keep me company at work while I wrap the last of the gifts, and I can sleep late tomorrow morning.
In the meantime, gray skies outside warn me to hurry.
Maybe snow today.
Tonight, maybe angels in the sky.
To all of you, bless you.
You have been gifts for me all year.
UPDATE 4:20 PM -TINY SNOW FLURRIES!!
Tiny, yes, but still! Snow!
the angels sing for us all