Clump #113: Draft Christmas newsletter and email to family for approval.
This job has always been a big stumbling block for me. Anyone reading who is on our Christmas card list knows exactly what I’m talking about. I can’t remember a year when I didn’t have to dance around an apology for lateness of some sort. I think a holiday newsletter, at its best, gives information without being boring or boastful. Ideally it’s positive in tone, but truthful. A fine, difficult line that I hope I navigate, but it’s easy to lose perspective. I insist on all family members’ approval, and make changes accordingly. And I almost always put it off until I am at peak holiday stress. Crazy.
But this year, thanks to this here blog, I’m finishing it at a shockingly early date. (For me, that is!) I realized today that the act of writing daily has strengthened my writing muscles such that I could crank it out much faster than in previous years. Progress!
Below are some more pictures from my snow-photo-binge yesterday, ones with more color:
This poor thing looked like a giant marshmallow plant:
As the day wore on, the black and white scenery developed a pastel background…
…that then became golden:
As I said yesterday, I was trying to do some errands … but got so distracted. This was near where I stopped for gas. I love the way each chain link opening is a frame for a different picture:
And to all a good night!