Unfortunately 2015 ended poorly for our family.
My brother in law passed on Dec. 23rd so our family Christmas was difficult to say the least. We all felt like we were on auto-drive and just going through the motions.
|Rest in peace Jim- you will be missed.|
The funeral was yesterday. There was a wonderful turnout and lots of love and support for my sister and her girls. After a gathering at the American Legion Hall we left for home in Traverse City which is a good 3 hr. drive.
We came home to a snowy wonderland. Nearly got stuck at the end of our driveway but we made it in! When the county plow goes by they leave you with a nice fat ridge of snow and we kind of sunk in but thankfully Dan was able to "rock" (reverse-forward-reverse) the car and get it to move. My snow tires are the best thing!
We had to shovel a bit to get in and then we found out our furnace had quit! Yep… the icing on the cake you might say! Fortunately Dan was able to get it running and determined what was wrong. The house was down to 49 degrees and took a long time to feel warm. We have a call in for some repair work but for now we're okay.
Before we had left I took this picture because I wasn't sure if I'd still see my amaryllis blooming when we got back.
To my delight when we got inside I found my amaryllis was still blooming. I imagine since the house was cool it helped keep them from blooming too fast.
The amaryllis was supposed to be a deep red color but turned out to be orange! Though it's not what I expected it's beautiful and I enjoyed having it bloom.
Not to end my year on an entirely sad note. While our son and daughter in-law were visiting we took a day for ourselves. We had lunch and walked around exploring the stores of my hometown Rochester, Michigan. This window made my day at the bakery. Of course we went inside and found some irresistible goodies too!
I'm ready for 2016- bring it on!
Wishing you all a Healthy,
Loving, Prosperous and Happy New Year!