A Very Good Day, Indeed

I woke up this morning to gray skies and a sore throat. I rallied early for some Christmas shopping, thinking I'd beat the mobs, only to find I was not alone in this thinking. As I battled through the crowded aisles and long, snaking cashier register lines, I began to realize I'd made a grave mistake. An unsavory R&B-style Christmas soundtrack was playing on repeat over the sound system. At one point to vocalist actually sang the words "Christmas Bling." Someone rolled their shopping cart over my foot. The store was all sold out of the item I was looking for. And my throat still hurt. 

Bruised but not broken, I emerged from the store having secured no new gifts from my list. But if I was inclined to feel sorry for myself (and frankly, I was) I missed my chance, because the sun had broken through the clouds and everything was glittery and glistening. Talk about Christmas Bling.

When I got home, I swallowed some Tylenol, pulled on my snow boots, grabbed the camera, and headed down to the barn to shoot some photos. So much fun! Funny how quickly things turn around. 
Lucy strikes a pose while waiting on line to head in to the milking parlor

Anonymous –  (December 19, 2010 at 4:23 AM)  

Hi Alison,
I just wanted to thank you for writing a note on my my blog, I love yours as well! Especially the fact that you went out in the snow in your pajamas! You have a fellow farm girl in me too! Merry Christmas, Jennifer

Alison (December 20, 2010 at 10:59 AM)  

Oh, Jenny! What a thrill to get a comment from you. I have been a regular on your blog for months. It is by far the most beautiful around!
Thanks for visiting!

Emily (The Culinary Couple) (December 22, 2010 at 3:36 PM)  

Now that it is a beautiful sight! (The icicles, not the cows. Though the cows are pretty cute, too.) Merry Christmas week to you!

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