Friday, December 21, 2007

Yes,

our tree is up, thanks to L and D. And without much of a to do, either (no bad words; well, not many). This is the first year I've really felt festive since my mother died, I think. I'm finally ready to get into the spirit. We made polymer clay ornaments today, and had a generally Christmas-tidey time. L made her first batch of gingerbread, and quite delicious too. She even cleaned up. So another big step.



I've got some presents to wrap, and the church to help green tomorrow (even some greenery to contribute, after D lopped off the bottom branches of the tree), so things are going a lot more smoothly, at least internally, than they have the past several years.

And I'm truly thankful for the new friends I've met this year; so talented and endearing, the lot of them.

17 comments:

Maddy said...

Yup we're on the home run too - peace at last.
BEst wishes

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Becca said...

That's great Christmas tree and I am so glad that everything is going so well in your home. It's been great to visit your blog this year! Merry Christmas!

daysgoby said...

I love the coloured lights! We have the clear on our tree, which is nice too, but less dramatic.
All the colors makes it feel more festive, doesn't it?

tongue in cheek said...

Glorious Tree!
Do you have a ginger bread recipe?
I have never made them.

lettuce said...

i'm so glad you're enjoying feeling festive - your tree looks lovely.



(and both baking AND clearing up? wow!)

Mountain Dweller said...

It's a beautiful tree and I'm pleased to hear that you're feeling Christmassy. Joyeux Noël!

blackbird said...

Your tree is lovely - and so is your spirit...Wishing you a lovely Christmas.

Side Roads of Europe said...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas as well, and a great New Year!

Anonymous said...

So pleased to hear that you are feeling Christmassy this year I think I know it has been tough for you. Your tree looks lovely and how lovely to help at the church. Bringing the greenery into the house is the thing I love most about Christmas, going out in the cold and damp, sometimes rain and choosing holly, ivy and bits of conifers is heaven!
Merry Christmas to you and yours and a happy New Year.
Carolyn
Willow House

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

It is so hard to feel festive~ on the other hand so many memories to keep alive. I am glad you are able to see some sparkle this holiday season.
merry christmas y'all!
Sandi

Gledwood said...

Hello you Tubby Turtle. I'm a Hamster!!

;->...

Wishing you a furry Yuletide
and an
entertaininger New Year!!!

Sonia said...

Love your tree!

Just dropping by to wish to you and yours, a HAPPY CRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

Poppy Fields said...

Joyeux Noël!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

That's a lovely tree. Once the tree is up, and the lights are shining, Christmas spirit pervades the whole house I find. Superduper! We had our official family Christmas dinner a couple of days ago, as both sons are going to their inlaws this Christmas. Of course, I've blogged about it!

daysgoby said...

Merry Christmas, Tut Tut!

MotherPie said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. Your tree is beautiful. We, too, made gingerbread (men). A long-tradition in our family. We introduced the son-in-law to this one.

I'm sure you'll have memories as I did of my grandmother (with whom I made the gingerbread men)- you of your mother - as you go through traditions.

Christmas Cheers!

P.S. Google/Blogger restructured the comments so non-Bloggers like me can have the URL show up. Hurray.

Stacie said...

Merry Christmas..and what a beautiful tree....
Stacie