New Year, New Look! …and a Look Back at Christmas 2017

I know a lot of you don't much care for winter, but in my dotage, I've come to have quite an appreciation of the opportunity it gives to go inwards. It also gives me the chance to catch up on stuff that I don't seem to have time for the rest of the year. And … Continue reading New Year, New Look! …and a Look Back at Christmas 2017

Christmas!

And, so, Christmas comes to bless us! Comes to teach us how to find The joy of giving happiness And the joy of being kind. ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "There Will Always Be a Christmas" (1940s) This is my main tree this year. I finally got it finished a day or two ago.  So many memories … Continue reading Christmas!

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Christmas) Treasure

I love this week's topic, Treasure, not the least because there are about a gazillion ways to interpret the word.  And, honestly, I have about a gazillion treasures, both literal and figurative, and so much to be grateful for.  I had to think about what I wanted to share this week.  I shared some treasure … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: (Christmas) Treasure

Christmas

IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR Lyrics by Edmund H. Sears 1810 - 1876 It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old, from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold: "Peace on the earth, good will to men, from heaven's all-gracious King." The world in solemn stillness lay, … Continue reading Christmas

The Cobbler’s Children Syndrome…..And You

Remember the story about the unfortunate children of the cobbler?  Poor things; they never got shoes since their father was too busy making them for other people. That's a bit like I am feeling.  After months of making vintage Christmas goodies, I find myself in the position of being incredibly behind in my own Christmas … Continue reading The Cobbler’s Children Syndrome…..And You