It’s raining here today so it is rather gloomy and dreary, but at least it isn’t very cold. It won’t be long, however, before the snow begins to drift down from the heavy gray clouds that sweep across the silent corn fields and farms bustling with Christmas lights and decorations here in our little corner of the world. Outside my window the trees are mostly bare with just a few lingering, brittle brown leaves hanging on until the next windy day comes along. This time of year can be rather difficult, especially when darkness falls so early in the afternoon. It is usually completely dark here by 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. so it is fun to have our supper at the kitchen island which just seems a bit more cozy than in the dining room. Which is kind of useless these days anyway, as all of the bedroom furniture is still piled in one corner of the dining room while we are STILL waiting for the damage from our little flood to be repaired. Should be soon!
In the meantime, while we are still in a bit of a mess around here, I’m doing my best to get ready for the holidays. I’m working on my little online shops, Tatters to Treasures and Graceful Home Studio, as well as keeping the RUBY magazine and community rolling along. The December issue of RUBY magazine is now available if you would like to read some of the inspirational articles, short stories and poetry, or you might be interested in some new Christmas recipes and craft ideas. We’ve got lots of great writers who contribute to the RUBY magazine, and you might even be interested in sending along something to us for a future issue of RUBY. Stop by the SUBMISSIONS PAGE on the RUBY blog for all the details on submissions to our monthly Christian women’s magazine.
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