O Tannenbaum

Mother Nature did all the decorating on this tree. I am guessing it snowed around 8 inches last night? I didn’t go outside and measure but I did measure the dog and where it looked like it was hitting her when she went out this morning. The neighbor across the street cleared my driveway and the driveway next door. We both brought cookie trays yesterday, coincidence? I think not. It’s nice to not have to worry about that for sure. The kids are at their dad’s until Saturday night, so it’s just me, the cat, and the dog.

We went to my brother’s yesterday. Since the cousins all bailed it was just us and my dad and his wife. With the winter storm warning in the picture we decided to move dinner to a late lunch and we went at 1pm. The timing worked out perfectly! We came home, opened presents, made up cookie trays, and delivered them to the neighbors all before the roads started to get bad.

It was nice to get together and I don’t mind the small part either. I was initially upset about not spending Christmas Eve with my aunt and uncle. I was able to spend some time with them on Wednesday which made it a little bit easier. Mark my words…my cousins will use the “covid” Christmas to change their traditions, I don’t see them coming back to my brother’s house.

We normally work 1/2 a day on Christmas Eve, thankfully this year we had it off. Everything worked out perfectly! When leaving work on Wednesday I happened to spot a hawk in a tree. Everyone else had driven right by him. I stayed for a bit and tried to capture a picture or two. It was tricky because it was windy and every time the wind blew, the camera focus changed to the tree. He was moving his head side to side and shaking his tail feathers. I’m not sure if I was irritating him or he was about to pounce on something? He was making me laugh though.

Monday was a pretty great day even though it was too cloudy to see the great conjunction. I was able to see Jupiter/Saturn on the 11th but it has been cloudy every night since then. I am hoping we will be able to see it again, even though it won’t be at it’s brightest….if the clouds ever clear. We left work on time, I came home and the family history project reprint/reship had arrived, and I went to a sound bath with KB. All great things!

All of the years that I have been going to sound baths, I have never once went with someone. I don’t think I have ever really thought about it until that night when one of the owners said “Zia always flies solo.” KB paid for the New Year’s Eve sound bath as my Christmas present so we will do this again next week. I have spent the last couple of New Year’s Eves here and it never disappoints. My brother and sister in law gave me another gift certificate for Christmas…you can never have too much sound therapy.

The kids even bought me a little metal singing bowl for Christmas. I just need to figure out how to make it sing. All in all it’s been a pretty great week! I hope wherever you are you are warm and cozy and feeling as blessed as I do….Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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4 Responses to O Tannenbaum

  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hope you have a great 2021.

  2. AmyRose🌹 says:

    What an awesome shot of the I believe it is a falcon, Zia! What a coincidence! I had one in our backyard just today and I took a shot of him. I’ve yet to show it. We got about 3 feet of snow. This is the most snow we have had in a very long time. Of course I took some pictures. Glad to know you have stores open where you live outside of the big box stores. We sure don’t. I’m so sick of this commie crap that is going on in our state. So done, my friend. If sheeple can’t see by now, they are in for one hell of a shock when truth is revealed. I’m so ready for that as I’m sure you are too!!! Sending you much love and hope you had a truly blessed Christmas!! xo

    • dragonflyzia says:

      3 feet of snow!!!😳😳😳 whoa!!! We had 9.3 inches according to the news and my road still isn’t clear. I’m lucky I didn’t have to go out. Tomorrow it will be above freezing so it should get better. This as you know, is a huge pet peeve of mine.
      I am very lucky to still have small businesses open in my area. Some have closed which makes me sad and they are places with a void that can’t be filled by a big box store. You are right …. people still don’t see. Hopefully it all works out, sooner than later. I’m glad you had a cozy Christmas and I can’t wait to see your falcon/snow pictures. ❤️🪶🎄xoxo

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