The Accountant's Garden

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Most of this week was spent shrouded in fog, which lifted only to let in the rain and drizzle. The fog settled and lifted, surrounding the house and yard in a blanket of quiet. It was too wet to go out into the garden, but I surveyed my projects from the balcony, dreaming of the weeds I should pull and the dead vegitation that I should remove. I also pad around from bed to bed, watching in anticipation for the next Spring's bulbs.

To fend off the gloom, we stayed inside, keeping the house bright with Christmas lights and warm with cooking and baking projects. As Christmas and year end approaches, I marvel at the blessings we have been provided. Although it's lots of work, I can find no parallel to the joy of snuggling with a baby, even if it is first thing in the morning, before the sun has risen.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

It's too wet outside to garden, but inside, we have our beautiful Christmas tree. I do actually get to enjoy the tree again this year, this time while I feed Helen in the evenings. Our tree is covered completely in unique ornaments, most of them made by friends and family, and collected over the years.

Outside, hints of green are starting to appear in the garden as bulbs start to push up through the soil. I'm looking forward to next year's blooms, despite the fact that I've found some of my bulbs back out of the earth (squirrels perhaps?).

It's been an amazing year. No, it's not over yet. I still have holiday baking and Christmas cards and presents to wrap. Those are all fun tasks, for the most part, and the girls are more and more helpful with my housekeeping (except for the explosion of toys and other items that continually spread themselves throughout the house).

Saturday, December 02, 2006

I don't usually post pictures that include myself, but I figured that since the girls' photos are all over the Internet, why not? Here we all are, trying to get an appropriate picture for our Christmas cards. This one didn't make the final cut.

So, Elizabeth is 19 months old, Helen is 3 months old, and I just realized that I'm almost 32. I think...I keep having to add up the numbers to check on that one, because it just doesn't seem possible. Remember when 30 years old seemed ancient and impossible?

Everything is going well, except that I have a distinct shortage of time. I have a long list of friends to call and catch up with, I need to post to these blogs, and I have all the usual home-making, baby-caring duties along with the holiday hustle and bustle. I'll get there. Look for your Christmas card - it may be the next photo you see of the babies!