Thursday, December 23, 2010

Raindrops are Falling – Still?!

First, thank you so much for all your comments to yesterday's post. (Nancy, you shouldn't worry, but it was sweet of you.) In case you don't have time to read Part 3 of My Childhood Christmas in Sweden tomorrow (how's that for a plug and I haven't even written it yet) I want to wish you and yours a 

Merry Christmas!

Yesterday went fine, except that the dentist's office had water damage so I couldn't get my filling put in.  Still, I was kind of glad they didn't reach me in time to stop my trip to town. It was an adventure to say the least, beginning with the drive down the rescue's road to the main road that goes through the canyon. The mud was deep and so was the water in certain places. The main road was also flooded in several areas with water streaming down the hillsides and across the road. All went well and I picked up the turkey at my BIL's house, did my shopping, and stopped by my niece's place for a visit with my BIL's family, my nieces and grandniece. I dropped off a little present for her. Then I borrowed a bunch of DVDs from my niece's seemingly unending supply and drove back home in rain and hail. It felt so good to be home. The sun peaked out for a while before it was time for it to set for the night and I thought the rain would be over. So did those who are supposed to know at, but this morning it looks like this outside:

A fine rain is falling right now and the clouds look threatening.

I'm going to work on my Christmas blog for a minute, then bake my oatmeal bread/cake and make a Swedish dish of cucumbers in vinegar and sugar, with peppercorns.  And I'll find out if my husband wants me to do something with the turkey.

After that it's back to cleaning the dog run and finish up cleaning inside the house. And wrapping some presents for my husband tonight….getting in the Christmas mood.

I hope the weather is better where you are and that you all will have a nice day.


  1. Glad you have things to occupy your time, rather than looking out at that dismal day! Yuk! We have sunshine for now, no idea how cold it is, my weather thing has decided to be a no show! DH is working on the floor and I am trying to clean that fireplace off, it has become a catch-all since we don't use it.
    Happy cooking and wrapping! Maybe it will clear off for you!

  2. Sounds like you needed to head to town anyway even w/o the appt. Have a great Christmas. My daughter Ingrid is due in right now on the ferry.

  3. The news reports of mudslides and flooding are truly frightening. I hope it will abate soon for you there. Sorry your tooth has to schedule another trip!

  4. The rain you guys are getting out there we are suppose to get it late tonight or early morning. We need it so badly but hope it isn;t what you have been going through. Have a merry holiday despite the weather.

  5. It has cleared here in our desert this morning and I ventured out to see snow on our mountains near Palm Springs. Hope your area clears soon!

  6. Hello Inger!! What a way to get out of a dental appointment!! :-)

    I haven't been able to do all of my blog visits, but have once again enjoyed having time today during my lunch here at work to visit yours and read about your Christmas and traditions!! Stay safe and tomorrow when I'm finally done with work, I'll be able to enjoy Part 3 just in time for Christmas!!

  7. I can't believe what I'm seeing on the tv. All, the rain, the snow and the mud! So glad that you made it out to town and back. Now you can settle in, right and tight, through Christmas.

    Do you slice your cucumbers paper thin, then soak them in the vinegar mixture? Mom used to make those and were they ever good! She was of German heritage, though, so I don't know if it was a family recipe or something she tried and liked.


  9. So looking forward to part 3... Glad you made it back safely. And now you have plenty of movies to watch :)

  10. I do hope the rain stops soon. Glad you have some DVD's to pass the time, although home chores keep you busy I am sure. Have a very Merry Christmas.

  11. Whew! Glad to see you back here... I was imagining all sorts of catastrophes. I'm a worry wart -- it's my job.

    Still looks kinda dicey for you all in Cali. Glad you are home safe and sound. Take care of that toofy! :)

  12. I saw the rain in California on the news tonight. It looks scary. I hope you are safe. The cucumber dish sounds so good.
    I am looking forward to Part 3, Inger. Merry Christmas to you!

  13. I have been so busy today, well I know you have too, so I hope you don't mind me answering you all with one piece of good news. The sun finally appeared late this afternoon here in the canyon. After a gray and dreary day, suddenly, not a cloud in the sky. The weather got colder and I'm hoping for a beautiful Christmas here. I just finished writing Part 3 of my Swedish Christmas. I will post it tomorrow. It is long, but it had to be to cover it all.

  14. Some of those rainddrops look like snow in the last picture ... perhaps tonight you'll get some! I woke up to snow falling, and I'm mighty glad even for a dusting to keep things cheerful.

    A big hug on this Christmas Eve day!!


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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