Monday, December 21, 2015


It's the end of the day. I curled up on the sofa, with the cream afghan pulled over
my shoulders.  Soft Christmas carols were playing on the radio.  It just all
felt so comfortable and relaxing.  For some reason, well, actually for many reasons, I am
really having trouble getting motivated this
Christmas.   There is so much waiting to be done, but sitting here
in front of the fire, seems to take precedence. 

The new "Christmas Cottage" magazine offers just what it says, "style with fresh charm".  I
enjoy looking through each of it's beautifully done pages.  So much about this holiday seems
different this year.

Just yesterday, we were keeping our five grandchildren for the day.  The weather seemed
more like September, on the sunny afternoon. 

Our oldest granddaughter excitedly came running to me, eager to show the tiny bouquet of
dandelions that she had picked for me.  Who ever heard of dandelions left to be
picked right before Christmas?

I took her little cluster of flowers and placed them in a tiny vase at my sink, treasuring her

The grass is greener than any December that I can ever remember.
The lady presenting the weather on our local station, claimed that this
is going to be the warmest December ever on record.
But, still the colorful lights flicker, the carols keep playing, and I am so
thankful for it all.

How does the Christmas season feel for you this year?

One more thing, I like this centerpiece that I found on my friend's table last week.  What
a simple, yet clever idea.  Do you agree?

Hoping that you have someone to love and someone who loves you this Christmas! 

Thank you for stopping by!


Happy@Home said...

How nice it is to see your blog pop up on my sidebar this evening, Judy. I have been thinking of you so often.
I know this Christmas will be different in so many ways for you. Curling up in front of the fire with that beautiful magazine sounds just right. Christmastime can place so many demands on us and they can seem particularly overwhelming when also dealing with grief. Take good care of yourself.
Your photos are lovely and that little dandelion bouquet precious. It does seem to be milder than normal for many this year.

Debbie said...

I have thought of you a few times through these last couple of weeks and wondered how you were so it sure was nice to see a blog post from you. Reflecting in that beautiful scene on your couch sounds just right to me. Sometimes change is soo hard to accept. And yet as we know such a big part of life. Nothing stays the same for long. That's why the fact that our God remains the same always is so comforting isn't it? While you seem to be having an unusual warm December we have had a pretty chilly one for us So. Californians, lol. Dropping into the 30's at night and a high of 55 on Christmas Day. Lots more rain then usual too, though not nearly enough yet, and in fact raining ALL day today. I am loving it, though it is a little hard driving around in it and I have a couple of fun places to be today or I'd be staying put that's for sure. I want to wish you and yours a very merry and blessed Christmas! Hugs to you!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Blessings abundant to you this Christmas season. I felt as though I was sitting right there beside you while reading this. Great post!

Jaybird said...

Lovely post...such sweet babies!!! Yes it's's truly hot in Texas!
But, heat fortunately does not affect the love of our families and our love for Christ who takes such good care of us!!!
Many blessings to you (you have been in my prayers...losing Mom is SO hard).
Have a glorious Christmas and a blessed new year.

Judy said...

Thinking of you in a special way this Christmas...and wishing you and your family a most blessed celebration of Christ's birth.

Lovely grass, dandelions and all! It is snowing here this morning and oh, so pretty!


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