having just watched one of our favorite Christmas
films, getting the photos ready for my last December
post-the power went out. It is amazing how much
that changed things. it didn’t used to, but with Mom
here, the power going out is less an adventure in
simplicity and more a challenge of keeping her warm
and safe and unworried. We sometimes lose power
for days and days, but it was only out several hours
last night, and with the morning has come the
light (to sky and to my mood!) and the continued
snowfall (which can now be enjoyed).
Some of us are in the kitchen, listening to the
radio and uploading new music and reading
new books, some of us (who convinced me that
playing video games in the living room was
“nostalgic” since living away at college) are by the
Christmas tree, controllers in hand. Some of us are
wandering about, nibbling on doughnuts
and almonds and stocking candy.
Outside, the blackbirds are covering the
snow-capped feeder and the goats and hens are
cosily circumscribed in the little rectangle of
dry straw in the paddock, while the snow
continues to blow and fall.
I am anticipating days ahead filled with rest
and good food and lots of reading. I know I will
also pause now and then to receive the truly lovely
and welcome gifts of your notes and visits here,
(as I do always, with so much happiness). It has
been so wonderful to spend
December with you.
I will drop another note in the snowy hedgerow
sometime soon….when the spirit moves.
p.s. I forgot the last picture….of our tiny bell, which
is always placed on the end of the branch of our Christmas
tree that will be most often be brushed against as we
go between kitchen and living room. We have given
so many angel’s their wings since Christmas Eve!
the wild magnolia December 26, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Those living in the winter snows of the north are more challenged than we in the south of no snow.
Your December sharings have been a treat!
Burrow in to be warm and safe and enjoy.
Bonnie December 27, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Quite lovely to see your Christmas and the beauty you have given to us!
The snow brings a stillness and silence. Love your kitchen island on the other blog!
sandra December 27, 2010 at 3:42 pm
This is such a pretty post. Everyone sounds so content and warm and cozy. Enjoy the time together and many happy wishes for a new year full of beautiful things!
Susan December 28, 2010 at 2:41 pm
What a lovely post. I’m so glad I checked in and found it here.
I hope you have a lovely week and will just think about making some greeting cards to surprise all of us.
I missed your sale this year, but happily had just a few of the cards left that I ordered last year. Just seeing them made me wish for more.
Susan in Dallas, but right now out at our farm in deep East Texas enjoying some after Christmas respite.