Sunday, December 25, 2011


Well, the tree is still twinkling, but now there are no gifts under it.  It looks a bit bare, but the cat likes it better this way.

Our day started with coffee together in bed, then our church only had one service today…at 10:30, so it gave us time to have a leisurely breakfast and open our few gifts to each other.  I think Dick’s favorite was a golf putting practice thing.  Mine was a new Kindle and bright red cover.

Our kids, as usual, were too generous, but they gave us some lovely gifts.  Cards are sitting or hanging everywhere, telling me that we have some wonderful friends and I pray they all know how much we love them.  One of my favorite cards is a picture of the new addition to the family.  I’m a great-aunt again since my niece had her third child.  What a blessing.

This time of year always makes me remember past Christmas’ when the kids were smaller and Christmas morning wasn’t the relaxed, quiet time that it is now.  Ah, but those were the good ole days.  *sigh*

The weather today in Georgia is a mild mid fifties and since it rained last night, it started out damp but is drying out.  No snow…yet.  Our winter is being lazy about getting here, but I’m sure she’ll arrive with a bang over the next month or so.

In the meantime, enjoy family and friends today, stay warm, stay well and share hugs and good wishes with everyone on this special day that we celebrate the birth of our Lord.

Merry Christmas.


  1. Our Christmas started pretty much like yours, quiet and just the two of us. This is the first year since our first child was born that none of the children made it home for the holidays and I was sad. We did go to our son's after the morning to ourselves for a light brunch and to watch our youngest grandson play with his toys. You see, I always embedded into our children to make traditions of their own for their children to remember, as we do and as our children do. Although I preached that I didn't like it when they started.

    After a while I realized how selfish I was being by having to leave home and actually start new memories for myself and my husband. It turned out to be a beautiful day and as I watched our grandson play I could see in him my son doing the same 30+ years ago. So you see, it doesn't matter where you are, as long as you are with the ones you love.

  2. Bobbie,
    Thanks for dropping by and commenting. You are so doesn't matter where you are as long as you're with the ones you love.

    It also doesn't matter about all the expensive long as we have our health and each other.

    Hope your New Year is fantastic.

  3. Too cute! That was how The Evil Queen was sitting up until we took the tree down. I was surprised how much she liked it under there. I have a couple of pictures of her sleeping on the tree skirt.

    Sounds like you and hubby had a great Christmas.

  4. Thanks for dropping by, Tami. Yes, we had a great day.

    Master Jack (who thinks he's the master of his ship...ah...I mean, master of this house) absolutely loves it under there...if there's not a lap available.