I can hardly believe it is December 12 already. This month is flying past and I am getting next to nothing done! Last week (I think it was….) both hubby and I had nasty head colds and spent most of the time in the angle of repose on the sofa and loveseat respectively. Thankfully it was only a cold, and NOT the Flu of any sort, seasonal or otherwise! While we were “at rest” in front of the TV, we managed to watch two entire seasons of THE TUDORS, which we LOVED! I could barely tear myself away from one episode after another… and will fully admit I was pretty sad to see the final episode of Season Two. Ahhh well, Season Three will be out on DVD next week and our dear neighbors who so kindly loaned us One and Two, have said they’ll loan us Three as well! Yay!
Next weekend we will have a houseful of guests! David and Damian are coming from London on Friday. The rest of John’s crew will be here Saturday night for our family Christmas celebration. It really throws a kink into family get togethers when I have to work on Christmas Day, but we do what we have to do. It looks as though we won’t be able to have Christmas with anyone from my side of the family this year, so our Christmas will be on Christmas Eve this year, and will probably be just the two of us. That’s okay.
This year I have utilized the great services of Amazon.com for much (but not all) of my Christmas shopping. Yes, I do like to shop, but certainly not several times a week, and certainly not in huge crowds… so I absolutely LOVE the convenience of shopping online. I also love that I can pick something out and have the fine folks at Amazon do the packing and mailing!
Yesterday I finally started in on the Christmas cards — which I absolutely love to receive and normally enjoy writing as well. I have done ZERO Christmas baking but that will all change next week when I prepare for the visitors.
I’m also happy to announce that so far – we have had NO snow! Last year was such a nightmare (living up here in this hilly community where they are absolutely TERRIBLE at plowing) and I hope all the snow will fall safely in the mountains and not on us this year! Not holding my breath on that one…. in fact snow is predicted (in small quantities) for this weekend.
Does anybody love Susan Branch like I do? I was reading through her tiny book “Christmas Joy” today and at the very end I read once again what is one of my very favorite sayings of all time. Written inside a little heart is: “The love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay; Love isn’t love till it’s given away“. Let’s all share some Christmas Love with someone today! 🙂