Thursday, December 31, 2020
Thursday, December 24, 2020
Hello Friends! Merry Christmas Eve!
The other night we got the opportunity to visit La Salette Shrine. At Christmastime they do a beautiful lights display. It's a walk though, all outdoors so we were able to safely socially distance while enjoying the beautiful lights. It was such a touching experience, as the music played, to truly remember the reason for the season and especially during these tough times, just how lucky we are. Better days are ahead.
Friday, December 18, 2020
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Happy Wednesday! As I type this post it's mid afternoon and we are expecting a huge snowstorm tonight. I expect to wake up to a foot of snow in the morning. Yup, winter is here.
It's hard to believe Christmas is only 1 week away. In some ways it doesn't feel like Christmas but the snow this evening will definitely help the feeling. After John goes to sleep tonight I'm going to make myself a big mug of tea and finish wrapping his presents. I don't know if anyone else has this feeling at Christmas time, but I always seem to be fighting a touch of sadness. My mind wanders back to a time when John was a baby. Those first Christmas's with him were just the best. I don't think I'll ever be that happy again. I can picture him, a chubby little bald baby, playing with his beloved Thomas Trains under the tree....happy as can be. I feel so blessed to have those memories, back in our old living room in the house I used to live in ♥
Don't get me wrong, I love every age, but those baby memories make my heart ache. Ache with sadness because I wish I could go back and live them all again, but also ache with happiness because I can hold those memories in my heart forever. I'm grateful that I can still play Santa and wait for him to go to sleep to wrap presents. Even though now he knows I'm doing it, it's still fun. And Christmas eve is still exciting. Thank Goodness!
We were talking this morning about the snow coming and John was reminiscing about how he used to LOVE to play in the snow. I would bundle him up so much he looked like the kid in A Christmas Story. He could hardly walk or see! He would literally just roll down the hill in our front yard and not be able to get up. He loved every minute of it. So did I.
Christmas break starts on Friday and we're planning to go see lights this weekend and also start a movie marathon. We're making new memories everyday and I know I'll look back on this time in our lives with as much fondness as the baby days.
I've got to finish up my work and prepare for my wrapping tonight. I think I'll watch White Christmas while I'm doing it.
Have a wonderful day everyone! I'll keep you posted on the snow!
Fingers crossed it's not too much : )
Friday, December 11, 2020
My weekend plans include wrapping presents, planning our Christmas menu, and watching this movie. If you've never seen The Bishop's Wife then stop everything and go watch it. It's wonderful and as corny as I am and that's why I love it. I wish our world had more Carey Grant's in it. It would be a better place, don't you think?
Have a Merry Weekend Friends! Christmas is coming and I'm already dreaming of 2021!
Better days ahead! ♥
Sunday, December 6, 2020
A few things from my week that have brought me joy...♥
This book is sooooo good! Lately I've been so tired that if I try to read at night I fall asleep, so I'm trying to make time during the day to read. 20 minutes here, 15 minutes there. I love it. I'm always wanting more.