It's Christmas week here at Honeysuckle Hill. The decorations (minimal as they are) are up, the few gifts we buy are bought, and the both of us are down with the crud. lol Here's Santa at the dining room table, overseeing the festivities. This table cloth will be changed out soon for the holiday one and the candles will be it for Christmas supper. I've been digging out the holiday music cd's too.
We're appreciating all the blessings as we wind down another year together. We've made new friends and lost old friends as they transitioned from this place to the next. We are blessed to have lots of love at our house and all our needs are met well enough.
The gifting stags are in their place of honor at the front door in front of the great mirror on the antique book trough table. The little tree is up and the holiday linens are out. I am baking cookies and breads and making gift baskets.
The Santas have collected at the top of the entertainment center, which is covered in a soft red and green plaid wool scarf with strands of gold through it.
In short, except for deciding what exactly I making for Christmas supper, I am as ready as I will ever be to usher out the old year and in the new one soon enough. And for now, I will sit around looking at the baubles-each with it's own special memory- listening to my favorite cd of Christmas songs by Nat King Cole, and generally basking in the love and warmth of the season. I still get Christmas cards from a few people, even though I have not sent them out myself for a few years now. And it's all so lovely, isn't it ?
Happiest of Holidays to you all...whatever you celebrate. And all of life should be a celebration, don't you think ??