They said to be prepared for there would be some nasty weather upon us Christmas Day and though they were right about the heavy rains we did not get many of the strong winds predicted and that was my gift, light and heat.
I had decided by Tuesday that I would do up our meal and have it ready for the oven Christmas Eve being just the two of us that was easy enough to do.
I made my better half the scalloped potatoes he loves and I had a sweet potato my favorite. Lots of yummy veggies were actually eaten along with some of a small ham I cooked the way my mom did.
I had taken some fat off the ham then scored it and placed a clove in each crosshatched section then using toothpicks I added the pineapple rings with a stemmed cherry for ease of eating them.
The glaze went on the last 40 min of warming the ham and the potatoes and veggies were cooked. The house smelled awesome which always gets our tummy growling.
Both Christmas Eve and Christmas I did no housework as it was done earlier well except for doing dishes in case of a power outage and I painted one after another watercolor as I watched the wildlife eat the seeds I placed on the ground and in feeders for them, all protected from the torrential rains which was also a gift to the earth here as we have been in such a severe drought.
All that is left from our snowstorm is snowbanks the rest of my place is back to green grass and dirt driveway. I had used my tractor to place the snow on top of my perennial gardens and also packed it around the small understory bushes and trees so as it melts they will benefit.
So that is where it is this morning as I am watching a few flurries blow in as the cold front enters and drops our temperatures from the mid 50’s of Christmas to a week of 30’s (F) and teens at night it is actually winter right.
I added more blank greeting cards to my ETSY shop and a fellow blogger purchased one of my Giclee Prints. I will deliver it to her as she lives just about an hour from me and you know how I love to drive.
Here are two landscapes from yesterday. I am still having to clean them up a bit but so much fun!