2010-12-17 23:14:58.000 – Stacey Kawecki,  Observer and Meteorologist


This week we have Charlie and Janine Kinney – long time veteran volunteers – on the rock pile with us. I had been preparing mentally for some time. I know their cooking style: decadent, delicious, and bountiful. Already we’ve been treated to fudge, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, pumpkin pie and cinnamon buns. Dinners have been just as good – delicious and nutritious.

In addition to feeding us into new dress sizes, they have also decked the halls, so to say, of the living room, making it much more festive! Lights are on the tree, stockings are hung (with care and away from Marty), and snowflakes dangle from the ceiling. Indoors, the Observatory is brimming with Christmas spirit (and what holiday would be complete without a resident ‘Scrooge’ saying ‘Bah! Humbug!’ at every turn – you know who you are!). Outside looks like a windswept winter wonderland: the white landscape constantly changing as the wind whips the snow into a frenzy. It’s not exactly sleigh ride weather out there.

It is clear, but blowing snow and sub-zero temperatures make it a little uncomfortable and a bit more difficult to envision sugar plums dancing than if one were inside next to an open fire.

Well, it seems that I’m out of bad song puns, so until next time…Let it snow!


Stacey Kawecki,  Observer and Meteorologist

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