I am a December child, the baby they brought home and put under the Christmas Tree.
My Mom said I was transfixed by the twinkly lights.
I still am.
I LOVE December. I LOVE Winter. I love Christmas Trees, holiday music, wrapping presents, snow-covered landscapes, tucking in for the night, traditional treats and dishes… Yes, yes, yes… I just love this season. It feels like the reward after a long year of hard work and doing your best.
And here we are just over a week before Christmas. I am in good shape: packages wrapped, many shipped, holiday plans in place, extra holiday ingredients purchased and ready to be made into sweet treats.
Yesterday, it was a foggy Saturday morning. Here’s the view out the window.
Santa is here quietly taking in the holiday decorations.
A couple of years ago, Mr. Gordon and I blended our Montgomery Ward houses handed down from our mothers.
Following in the tradition of my Mom, I bought glass-spun angel hair a couple of years ago (handle with care! I wear gloves) and the houses sit nestled in a white blanket of “snow” on our “mantle.” (Yes, we have a faux fireplace. I’d love a real one, but we’d need to win the lottery to afford such a luxury addition to the house!)
We’ve been feeding the birds – cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers, finches, tufted titmouses (titmice?), nuthatches, wrens. The grackles like the fruit in the pear tree. I do not like the grackles.
Tina and I have been best friends since we were 15 years old. She’s one of the kindest and most loving people I know. She sent me this homemade holiday gnome (and many more presents!) for my birthday. He is living under my Christmas Tree now. Isn’t he cute?
Elizabeth Andrews print, a past birthday present from Mr. Gordon.
Comes out every year.
My Nesting Dolls showing scenes from The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson.
This year they top the kitchen hutch.
Remember your local folks in need this year and throughout the year.
We’re collecting for a local food pantry.
So just a moment to pause and peek a week before the merry day!
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