First of all, allow me to greet you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I have been quite late in greeting all of you.
We made a long trek to Maine for Christmas. We originally planned to leave on Sunday but had to postpone our trip to Monday because of a snow storm that rendered the roads icy and dangerous for travel.
The next day was a tad better day for travel. The roads were still slippery and everywhere was the grey landscape. It took us longer than we should to get to my in-laws’ place. We traveled for more than 8 hours instead of the usual 6 and some hours.
At home, we found ourselves ‘isolated’ because the internet was down. Ice covered the antenna and disabled it from receiving signals. Happily though, the electricity did not go down. It was almost a miracle considering how heavy with ice the electric lines were.
All’s well that ends well. When we arrived from Christmas Mass, the sun had melted enough ice to allow my husband to knock down some ice from the antenna. Now, we can talk to the world. 🙂 Despite the inconveniences wrought by the storm, I have never seen a Christmas morning as beautiful as the one I saw yesterday: diamonds seemed to be everywhere, coating every tree limb and surface with glitter and beauty. It was breathtaking. I tried to capture the beauty with some photos (but, admittedly, my pictures could not do justice to the beauty around me). I will share some of those pictures in another post.
Meanwhile, let me leave you again with joyous Christmas greetings. I hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends (and God) – for the more religious among us. 🙂 Let me thank all of you for being here and sharing your time with me. I have been blessed with all of you.