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The snow was gorgeous this morning. Everyone at the stable had brought their cameras, and we were all playing photographer, snapping artsy pictures of the icy woods and snow-covered gates. ;) It was snowy, sunny, and not too cold…an absolutely perfect morning. Except for the Boxing Day shoot on the farm, of course. :( The perfect morning was shattered by gunfire, but I suppose everything can’t be perfect. I just don’t think guns and horses mix, and they shoot too close to the arena.
Anyway, we had a wonderful Christmas, and I hope all of you did, as well. Christmas Day we opened our presents, then went to Phil’s parents’ house for Christmas dinner. His grandparents were there, and his sister and her family. The most touching gift that I got was a British passport cover, for when I have my British passport. It was a very perceptive and touching gift. Driving home we were VERY thankful for the new 4×4, as the roads over the hills were very snowy and icy.
Today we’re just taking it easy. I rode in the morning, and when I got back we let the weasels out to run and play in the snow. I love the way ferrets look in the winter, all fat and furry, with soft dense coats. They’re so lovely. Baby is the hunter, always on the lookout for something to eat or kill (watching her eat a snail is a decidedly unlovely sight). Trouble is true to his name, a fat, non-too-bright guy with a sweet disposition who always does stupid things. Beanie is our favourite, the best little fur-person I know. He really, really wants to be a house-weasel…I feel worse for him than any of the others, having to live outside. They’re warm, of course, and they have a large run, but he’s lived inside before and he misses being part of the family.
Anyway, back to my warm chair, with the new reading light and the stack of new books (thank you, babe). Spirits in the Wires by Charles de Lint and Seduced By Moonlight, the new Merry Gentry by Laurell Hamilton. Happy Christmas.