....this Christmas. I had tried to find time to do a pre-holiday post, and like everyone else, life got crazy with little things that needed finishing up, plus our area has been preparing for a blizzard, which may or may not hit today. We're right on the demarcation line, so I'm holding my breath, but the snow blower is ready as is the operator. (Moi)
It was a good, GOOD Christmas here. I could not have asked for better. I learned that hanging around half the day in Jammies and hand knit socks is QUITE GOOD, but sticking a bow to one's fuzzy head is QUITE BAD, as removal of said bow removed hair too. OWIE!!! (live and learn...lol!)
Even the Miser Brothers decided on a few minutes of Peace On Earth to send out happy wishes! Hey, if they can, can't the rest of US??? The posts on Face Book of late have just been beyond my ken. Mean. Fear-mongering. Things are split in a season that we should all be coming together.A little KINDNESS please.
We did our usual non-traditional meal of New Orleans influence and I can honestly say I am so stuffed from crawfish and shrimp, I don't care to see either for......oh, a day or two??? ;-D Things were definitely YUMMY as we rolled quietly into the evening.
Another learning experience:
While these little guys smell like HEAVEN cooking, leaving the empty shells till the following morning is a BAAAAAAAAAD IDEA! Oh my. Yeah, I was having a Vieux Carre moment.....walking down Bourbon Street in the morning with the smell of, well, NOT GOOD wafting through the air.
I tended to the chores quickly.
And to cap off a lovely evening, as the sun dipped, with clouds rolling in, there was color for a brief moment.
Winter makes you run to catch those bits of amazing atmospheric change. Wait too long and it's all gone.....like a dream, wondering if you saw it.
And so Christmas 2012 is wrapped up, today, Boxing Day, should prove interesting too. I await 2013 eagerly.
Sometimes the very best times you have are the ones you think may never be seen.
I know that well.Here's hoping you and yours were given sweet moments to remember and that you'll have many more to come!