Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Our Dear Christmas Day

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Merry Christmas! Hope your day was wonderful and full of Christmas surprises. We spent the day at my parents house with my brothers and sister. We opened gifts slowly and spent the rest of the day savoring the festivities. Wine, cheese, cinnamon rolls, champagne - and a gorgeous sunset. I couldn't be more thankful than to have the ones I love all together in one home. It was merry and bright and joyous - a glory of a day.

This morning we woke up late to the sound of wind chimes and pouring rain. And now the scent of my homemade turkey broth from the Christmas bird can be smelled from every corner of the house. My kitties are curled up on the sofa and I'm just about to put the kettle on for some tea. What a jewel of a winter's eve!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mid-December

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It's late and I can still hear the soft raindrops in the yard. Mid-December. It's the week of lists and making sure it's all on track. I've got my wrapping paper and most of my gifts so far. I had a cup of Christmas tea this morning with my eggs and toast. Even when things get hard and I feel out of it, thoughts of Christmas on it's way always gets me excited. Silver and Gold! Hand to hold. Let the rain fall, what a glorious season after all.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Good morning to you on a rainy December day. Last night I made a pot of potato leek soup while listening to some very old but very classic Christmas tunes. I could listen to Frank Sinatra sings Christmas all year long. I've got half my Christmas gifts bought, new sheets on the bed, and a quilt on the long arm just about finished. The first thing I did this morning was to put on a pot of tea and put on some more layers. What a December this is shaping up to be!