Santa was there for the kids.
Even FIL got into the fun!
This little gal got up and sang for us. Sorry it's so dark but I was quite a distance from her. I think she is only 5 or 6 and she wasn't a bit shy!
Yesterday I had a rather unnerving experience with a hunter. We don't allow hunting on our property because we are out there constantly with the kids, horses, 4-wheeling and the neighborhood children like to play out there plus some of the adults like to walk and cross country ski. My grandchildren run through the path through the woods to come to my house on a regular basis and I don't want anyone with a gun out there.
As I was leaving the house yesterday I saw a hunter coming towards our property with a bow gun so I stopped and said hello and where are you going to hunt? I said it nicely and was going to explain to him just what I explained to you. He looked at me and said it was none of my f------business! I almost fell out of the car! I said to him that it was my business because I owned the land that he was going on and that we don't allow hunting and he went ballistic and called me every name in the book using the most foul language that I have ever heard in my life! I asked him his name and again he said it was none of my f-------- business so I told him I was going to call the police. I felt this was getting out of hand and he was so angry I was a little scared. For one thing hunting season is over here so he had no reason to be going into the woods with a bow gun.
He took off and went into the woods and I called the police but by the time they could get here he was out of sight. They followed his tracks for a long way but he came to a road and evidently called someone on a cell phone and they came to pick him up. We have no idea where he lives but he most certainly has a problem and no one wants him in our little safe neighborhood. The police told me to alert the neighbors and if anyone sees him again to call them and they will try again to find out who it is and do something about it. Yikes! I don't like this! I'm not afraid but it's a little uncomfortable knowing there is someone out there that is so angry with me.
So I will keep you posted and will also post more signs on my land. I told the police that someone just tears them down but they said to try to keep something put up so people won't have any excuse for being there hunting. I'm glad my horses and ponies are at the stable right now. I'd hate to think that someone might retaliate but in this day and age you never know.
Must get some more decorating done inside today. My poor trees are still nekkid! I tried taking a picture of my outside decorations the other night but my shutter speed was so slow I couldn't hold the camera steady enough so will take my tripod out some night when we get some snow back.
Someone sent me this saying the other day. Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out and spread out! Phyllis Diller Is she still around?
Well I'm off to the dermatologist to have eleven shots in my bald spots on my head! Doesn't that just sound yummy??? lol!! Actually it's not too bad and it is working so it is well worth it. I just hope I don't sprout a full beard anytime soon from the steroids!
Enjoy this special season everyone!