12th Day of Christmas
We did sing one last Christmas song in choir practice last night, since technically it is still the Christmas season. Today is Epiphany, January 6, the day the three kings brought gifts to baby Jesus. It is also the day- I'm not sure now how many years ago - that my son had appendicitis and we rushed him to the Whitehorse, Yukon hospital, for emergency surgery, but you can read about that in If You Lived Here. Since we spent Christmas in Mexico this year (where today little children receive gifts from the kings, rather than Santa on Dec. 25) I also didn't bake my grandmother Smith's traditional Christmas morning coffee cake. My family misses it, so I'm making it for Sunday morning. I never imagined in a million years that I'd have a recipe printed in Woman's Day, but here it is-- Grandma Smith would be so proud. We also missed the last big snowstorm warning, nothing happened after all the dire forecasts-- and enjoyed an actual sunny day yesterday. It was so nice to walk in real daylight. The ladies in choir agreed that the break in the weather was wonderful. As one said, "There is just no place to put the snow anymore. We've run out of room." Tonight the winter social season begins, with the first home basketball games. The Haines Lady Glacier Bears take on the Petersburg Valkyries (the boys are the Vikings) in the Karl Ward gym. The JV game is at 6, the varsity at 7:30.