Bah Humbug! Brrrr

Turkey Day is over. I actually got in my 10,000 steps and 10 flights of stairs. I also got filled with a lot of my favorite Thanksgiving flavors, and enjoyed the company of good friends and family. I talked to my kids that aren’t close. In my head, I am planning next year when we can possibly all be together for Thanksgiving. It will be the first time all of us have been together for this meal in a long, long time. What a day that will be!

We have a new tradition we can laugh about. My old one was leaving the peas in the microwave. Well, do you know how much mashed potatoes 15lbs of potatoes makes? We do! Suffice it to say, no one went home without mashed potatoes and some turkey when they left. I made a great batch of soup afterwards, which I froze, so I’m all set for easy meals on snowy nights. Now, on to decorating the house for Christmas. I have to make room for another stocking.

The best part of the day, though, was that my new granddaughter and her parents got to go home from the hospital. All is well. It will be better, of course, when I have that new little addition to our family in my arms, but that is coming very soon.

The bitter cold weather can scurry away and not come back as far as I am concerned. I don’t mind the few inches of snow that fell, or even shoveling it, but I do mind single digit temperatures. A person can’t go sledding, walking to the mail box is miserable, and people slip and fall on the icy sidewalks. There are three more weeks until it is officially winter. Bah Humbug! This is winter enough for me. I must need some hot cocoa.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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