We have had snow, we have had rain, we have had cold, and we have had sunshine -- all within the last week.
When all else fails, we can always talk about the weather. We had lots of rain before a little snow and all together it has filled the ditches and made us appreciate the sunshine when it came out.
I thought the snowy morning last week made everything look beautiful.
I have covered several area parades, and so far I have not frozen like I have some years. I have taken pictures at Christmas parades when a sweater was too much and other years when my feet felt as if they had been frost bitten even with two pair of socks and boots on.
As I have said before, we cannot control the weather. Leachville and Monette had to use their rain dates for their parades, but both were successful.
I have to give credit to all of the towns for their wonderful Christmas parades. It takes a lot of work and effort, but each year they help put us in the spirit with great parades.
I am on the side and see the children's faces as they watch in awe.
I don't know if I could get in the Christmas spirit if I lived in a warm climate year round. We are accustomed to the four seasons, and, to us, the weather is supposed to be cold during the Christmas holidays.
It seems like December just arrived and we only have 11 days left until Christmas. Most of us have family gatherings, church events, school events, community events, and much more between now and Christmas.
I have not even started my candy making or cookie baking. It is about the only time of the year I really enjoy being in the kitchen. Hopefully, I will get it all together in time for Christmas.
I have a friend who teases me about my lack of cooking skills. I got a new cooking stove a couple of weeks ago and he asked me if I planned to fry chicken on my new stove. I was quick to let him know I didn't want to get it dirty.
The stove was not my Christmas present, it was just time for a new one. I will probably not wear this one out in my life time.
Getting back to the weather -- I wouldn't mind getting another snow for Christmas. I don't like freezing rain or ice, but I do like snow. I used to like being out in it, but now I just enjoy it from the inside looking out. We just have to wait and see what comes our way. In Arkansas it can change quickly.