Wednesday, December 26, 2007

'Twas The Day After Christmas

After the rush of the past few weeks and the activity of yesterday I'm enjoying a slower pace and a bit of quiet at home today. There are things to put away and laundry to be done. And a lot of work in my office - cleaning the 'avalanche' that happened in there when no one was looking - and getting ready to set up my new computer that arrived sooner than expected. Good incentive to get things done!

We had a nice Christmas Day. The morning and early afternoon were fairly quiet with just my sweetheart, my dear little mother and I opening gifts and enjoying breakfast and early afternoon dinner together. This year our son and daughter and their families were with their in-laws. Mr. J. and his family were with our daughter-in-law's family in a cabin somewhere in the mountains of Idaho. Mrs. M. and her family were with our son-in-law's family just three blocks from our home. Late in the afternoon they came to our house to exchange gifts and spend time together. Snow began to fall late in the morning - big flakes that looked like pieces of tissue paper confetti. It continued for a couple of hours and just covered things lightly. Like powdered sugar. And then it was gone! But it was here long enough to hear someone singing "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas."

Since I can slow down a bit today there will be time to sit with a cup of tea - Kiwi Strawberry tea - in my new 'Forest Chapel' Thomas Kinkade mug with a swish of the swizzle stick to add a touch of sweetness and a few Luscious Lemon biscuits. A gift from a care center where I spend time as Chaplain each week. What a thoughtful gift from dear folks who are close to my heart.

I hope you can take some time for quiet rest today. Time to reflect on the joys of the season and the blessings we enjoy. And perhaps a good cup of tea.


  1. I am relaxing today too, had a wonderful Christmas and today dawned bright sunshine and beautiful! I know what you mean about your office! Mine is the same way, things not filed or taken care of and what a mess, I am right there with you cleaning up:>) I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

  2. I have that same beautiful Thomas Kincaid mug. Just absolutely love it. We woke to a sprinkling of snow on the ground this morning. What fun!
    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas...

  3. What a lovely Christmas you had! Your home looks so soft and inviting. . .tidy and neat even after a flurry of gifts and guests.

    Thank you so much for the anniversary greetings!

    May God's blessings be yours in 2008.


  4. Hi ,
    Thanks for stopping by my site always nice to see and hear from you.
    What a pretty picture you posted, I love oil lamps too. What is that in the front of the picture? Its wood and has a candle sitting on it.At first I thought it was a piano, but then didn't think so. It looks old.
    I was pretty tired Christmas night, but have been all peppy since then. Did you get your new computer hooked up?
    Nancy Jo

  5. I have been relaxing too. I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Thanks for reminding us of all our blessings! Thanks for visiting my blog and I will also return to read more of your inspiring words.

  7. I love Thomas Kincade... that will make the tea taste even better!!!
    wishing you and your sweet family a very Happy New Year!!

  8. I forgot to say how very beautiful your new fireplace is with a fire burning in it!!!

  9. Glad you had a nice Christmas and also some quiet time to relax.


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