How can the weather go from full on blizzard with all roads closed to sunshine and a high of 7 degrees celsius (44 degrees fahrenheit) four days later? I've just shoveled a bit of snow and opened up the chickens so they can stand in the sunlight for a little while. I took the new header photo today while the sun was creating nice shadows on the snow. We are supposed to get to a high of 10 C tomorrow (50 F)!
Christmas happened on the 25th with just our immediate family. It was very nice and very cozy with huge amounts of snow outside and more of it continuing to come down. I am now done with Christmas, ha ha! Is anyone else like that, ready to pack it all up and put it away for another year? I'll do it in drips and drabs, but I'm not one of those people who keeps Christmas on display after the New Year. We have zero plans for New Years Eve and I am totally fine with that! All I can say is I would like if 2023 is not as dramatic as the previous year!
Finally, yesterday my husband and I drove to "the city" to see my sister who is sitting up in bed, talking, sounding like herself, looking much more like herself, and has a dramatic reduction in the amount of lines and tubes assisting and monitoring her. Of course she has days and weeks ahead of her in terms of recovery, but her improvement has been mind blowing. She has been out of ICU for a few days now and she has just been approved to eat food. I am hoping that she can have more tubes, etc. removed in the very near future. Many family members and friends created short videos of encouragement for her and sent them to one of her daughters who then had them compiled into one video which she has been able to watch. I got to see it yesterday with her watching it again and it was heartwarming. Her daughters set up a Gofundme account, as she won't be able to work for a while and it was unknown how long her progress would take. People have been incredibly generous and brought me to tears on a number of occasions.