December Came With The Snow

Personal Photo by LadyDuck - This morning looking out of my windows
@LadyDuck (121670)
Switzerland
December 1, 2017 7:19am CST
I woke up this morning to a white fairy land, lightly dusted with a fluffy snow. November has not been a good month for me. I am happy that it's over and I welcome December with the hope for a better month. Some facts about December: The flower of the month is the narcissus and the birthstone is turquoise. Zodiac signs for December are Sagittarius and Capricorn. The important dates to remember: In the year 1903, on December 17th, the Wright Brothers made their first flight. Since year 336 (during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine) on December 25th we celebrate Christmas Day. December 27th is National Chocolate Day and it's also my wedding anniversary. December is the month of the Universal Human Rights. Have you important dates to celebrate in December?
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@JolietJake (41202)
1 Dec
December 5th is the anniversary of the date my family moved into this house after it was built in 1970.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
It's an important date to remember and to celebrate.
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@JolietJake (41202)
1 Dec
@LoriAMoore But my family had the house built
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@LoriAMoore The house where my Mother was born was built in 1918, her family still owns the house.
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@topffer (30590)
• France
1 Dec
Nice picture, I have not seen a snowflake in my area since 2012. I have nothing to celebrate this month. I keep in mind the chocolate Day. I hope that December will be a good month for you.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
When I informed my husband that it was snowing, he only asked if I had food enough to skip grocery shopping. No problem, I have food for at least a full week, included a lot of chocolate.
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@topffer (30590)
• France
1 Dec
@LadyDuck I stock things like pastas, rice, chocolate, a lot of dehydrated vegetables and fruits, etc. When I had my stroke I emptied the stock. Difficult to tell how it would have lasted if I had had to rely only on it, as I had friends doing some shopping for me for things like fresh fruits, meat and cheese, but I think quite a month. My cupboards are again quite full.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@topffer I also stock dry food and I have meat, chicken and some vegetable in the freezer. I always buy more than I need and I freezer, just in case we cannot go out.
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@JudyEv (100687)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
I have a cousin whose birthday is on Christmas Day but that is about all I think.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
My Mom's birthday is the 13th, then there is Christmas and the 27th is our wedding anniversary. Nothing else that I can think right now.
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@JudyEv (100687)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec
@LadyDuck Has there been any change in your mother's condition?
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
@JudyEv She was moved from the hospital to a hospice to have physical therapy. They try to see if she can eat and drink again, at least liquid food. She was moved yesterday morning, I go to see her tomorrow. Thanks for asking Judy.
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@marguicha (81697)
• Chile
1 Dec
I am going to a couple of parties this weekend, but December has 2 holidays. On December 8th we have the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. And then on December 25 we celebrate Christmas. In fact, we start celebrating Christmas on Christmas eve.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
We also celebrate the 8th of December, south of Switzerland is catholic. The 13th of December is my Mom birthday, I hope we will celebrate.
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• Philippines
1 Dec
@LadyDuck if the south of switzerland is catholic, what are the other religions?
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@hereandthere 70% of people living in Switzerland are Catholics, then I know that there are Anglicans and Lutherans.
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@DianneN (59316)
• United States
1 Dec
I hope December will be a much better month for you. We have lots going on this month. We leave for Florida on the 4th, our older son's birthday is the 6th, my hubby's birthday is the 18th, my brother will be in Florida for a week, dinner with friends in Florida has been set up for the month, and we host cocktails and dessert on New Year's Eve in Florida.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
Mom birthday is on the 13th of December, unfortunately this year it will not be a happy celebration. The 27th is our wedding anniversary.
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@TheHorse (52783)
• Pleasant Hill, California
2 Dec
Ill be there for New Year's Eve! What should I bring, if only in spirit?
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
@TheHorse We have nothing planned, Mom is still hospitalized, so we have no plans at all. We will see if she gets better and we can go away for a couple of days.
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@Asylum (47218)
• Manchester, England
1 Dec
It is probably just windy and the snow has blown off the mountains.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
Yesterday it was windy, but sunny. This morning it snowed, right now nothing is coming down from the sky and Willy the cat is inside on my feet. We have floor heating, he loves to come inside and rest on my feet.
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@Asylum (47218)
• Manchester, England
1 Dec
@LadyDuck a Willy the cat is a wimp. Mice can easily avoid him by standing in the cold.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@Asylum I suspect that he does not care at all to capture mice. He is a spoiled cat.
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@marlina (62086)
• Canada
1 Dec
Thank you for the beautiful photo this morning. I hope that December will be a better month for you. I can't think of anything special for me for December.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
November has been so bad that I sincerely hope December will bring nothing negative.
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• United States
1 Dec
@LadyDuck I can relate. In my case, it's been the whole year. Let's agree in prayer that the coming months will be filled with joy, peace, and good health.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@1creekgirl Let's hope for the best. December should be a month of joy.
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• United States
1 Dec
December is my favorite month of the year. Not only is it Christmas but I also celebrate my birthday on the same day I love the holidays and all that goes into celebrating with family and friends. Hope your December is better than your November
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
What a shame to have the birthday the same day of Christmas, you surely miss a cake and a gift. We have our wedding anniversary on the 27th, it makes a longer celebration, as the 26th is a holiday in most European countries.
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@shaggin (26808)
• United States
1 Dec
My mothers birthday is this month. I have a birthday to go to two weeks from now and a family Christmas party to go to the week after that. The photo you added is beautiful!
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
Thank you, the light on the mountain was perfect this morning. My mother birthday is the next 13th of December, let's hope she will recover enough to celebrate.
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• Philippines
1 Dec
@LadyDuck that's what i noticed, too - that the mountain was red
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@shaggin (26808)
• United States
1 Dec
@hereandthere I didn’t realize that was the mountain how cool! I thought it was just the sunset
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@LeaPea2417 (15277)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Dec
How nice, I awoke to unseasonably warm weather here on this Dec. 1 My niece's birthday is Dec. 17 My husband and my wedding anniversary is Dec. 31
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
Your anniversary is very close to our own, we celebrate our wedding anniversary the 27th of December.
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@LeaPea2417 (15277)
• Toccoa, Georgia
2 Dec
@LadyDuck How long have you been married? This coming Anniversary, we will celebrate 30 years.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
3 Dec
@LeaPea2417 This will be our 46th anniversary.
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@JESSY3236 (5049)
• United States
1 Dec
Chris, my fiance, has birthday on Christmas Day. He is turning 42 this year. We also celebrate Christmas Eve at my great-aunt's house. pretty picture.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
We also celebrate Christmas Eve, we used to go to the midnight Mass. If it's a quiet night with not a lot of snow we could go.
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@Juliaacv (23142)
• Canada
1 Dec
Happy December Anna! I suppose that any day now we could wake up to snow also.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
This little snow was announced, we did not expect such a cold morning. Let's hope it will not last.
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@dodo19 (28097)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
1 Dec
I'm sorry to hear that November wasn't a good month for you. I hope that December brings some better things. My dad's and my cousin's birthdays are coming up soon. Both on the 16th.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
My mother had a stroke in November, her birthday is the 13th of this month, but I am not sure she will know.
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@dodo19 (28097)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
1 Dec
@LadyDuck I'm really sorry to hear about your mom. Hopefully, you can still do a little something for her, even if she doesn't really know.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@dodo19 She cannot eat and she cannot drink, she is not artificially fed. We can only stay there not to let her alone.
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@sharon6345 (110330)
• United States
1 Dec
We will have snow soon I am sure of it.I will stay in the house.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
I have even renounced to go out shopping for grocery, it's too cold.
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@sharon6345 (110330)
• United States
1 Dec
@LadyDuck I know the feeling it's nice but I don't want to shop.
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@Kandae11 (26912)
1 Dec
Snow truly helps to make Christmas feel like Christmas.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
I agree, there is something magic in the snow.
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@lady1993 (15569)
• Philippines
1 Dec
I love snow, although i have never experienced it myself My parent's wedding anniversary is in december, so we are celebrating that
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
Also my wedding anniversary is in December. We usually celebrate only the two of us.
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@JohnRoberts (41057)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Dec
I could easily celebrate National Chocolate Day.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
I will not miss to celebrate this one and I cannot forget about it.
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@kobesbuddy (19561)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
December 8th is Aubrey's Birthday, December 23rd is Jay's Birthday.
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2 Dec
Happy birthday in advance
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@kobesbuddy (19561)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
@Gentlesea And they both would appreciate your well wishes:)
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2 Dec
@kobesbuddy thank you My regards to them
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@rebelann (32265)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Dec
What a beautiful photo, you took it right? I didn't know a lot of those events except of course Christmas. One natural event on the 21st is the winter solstice which means the next day will begin the longer days. I look forward to that, these short days are no fun.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
Yes, I took the photo this morning from the bathroom window. The 21st is winter solstice here too.
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@rebelann (32265)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Dec
I thought it would be there too @LadyDuck I'll be glad when the days start to get longer.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
@rebelann Absolutely, especially in the morning, now it's dark until almost 9 am.
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@bunnybon7 (33049)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Dec
thank God only Christmas
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
We are not going to have a big celebration this year. We always have our most important celebration two days after Christmas, our wedding anniversary, this year it's the 46th.
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@bunnybon7 (33049)
• Holiday, Florida
1 Dec
@LadyDuck wow. what a loving couple. good for you. congrats.
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@LadyDuck (121670)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
@bunnybon7 Thank you, we surely were lucky.
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