Saturday, 27 December 2008

Silent Night

Christmas was a very peaceful and relaxing time, which was just what we needed. We were late getting our tree, which did not arrive until the afternoon of Christmas Eve. Usually, the tree is up and decorated well in advance of the holiday.

Attempts to get out for some exercise were thwarted due to inclement winter weather. After all that snow, we had a sudden thaw, followed by a freeze and now rain; making conditions extremely slippery. I did manage to get out today to take some (indoor) exercise in the form of shopping, but I almost fell on my way home when I slipped on the ice. It is such a mild day that I have been able to throw open the windows and get some fresh air indoors, but any further attempts at going for a walk are going to have to wait until conditions improve.

Tomorrow, I return to work and as I work four nights next week (including New Year's Eve and the night of New Year's Day), I will not be around very much, so I will take this opportunity to wish you a safe and happy New Year. I hope that those of you who are fortunate enough to continue your Christmas break are enjoying the time with your families.