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.