Birthdays + fake news + November election + depressed + frightened + more birthdays + Thanksgiving + reflection + sadness + finally feeling like creating again + reduced daylight + brisk walks + puppy classes + take down autumn decorations and decorate the house for the holiday + stockings up! + wreaths up! + salt driveway + thaw + one clear, sunny winter day + get the Christmas lights up outside + prepare for storm + tuck horse in cozy stall + fill tanks in vehicles, chains in trunks + grocery shopping + do laundry + charge all the electronic things! (in case of power outage) + send all correspondence and invoicing! (in case of power outage) + make executive decision on not going into school no matter what the stupid school district says + bouncy, joyful Dalmatian puppy in her new coat + Nativity set + The Old Farmer's Almanac (Western Edition) + snow and ice day + hot tea all day long + big flakes falling gently + snuggle in + cookies + books + venture out with Baby Spot + leaping and catching of snowflakes + balance checkbook + shovel driveway + shovel driveway more + get drenched in freezing rain and sleet while shoveling + dry off + candles + more birthdays + clear living room for monster tree + anticipate argument on monster tree + gird loins to decorate monster tree + silver of moon through the fog + take moments to appreciate all that is around me + pray for the best.