The Spirit of the Season

Just now I have decided to stop rushing around–just for a few moments–and breathe in the spirit of the season. I am a “Christmas-all-year” kind of girl, and so when I can, I sit and allow the beauty and wonder to become part of me so that I can carry them with me wherever I go…

Day 28–Wrapping it up

Yes, Christmas is three days over and I am just getting to the end of it.  Part of that is because I have been busy.  Part of it is because I don’t want to admit that it is over.  Still, as I sit here writing, I am glancing up at my Christmas tree and loving…

Day 3–O Tannenbaum!

As I am in the throes of decorating the tree, I give you a previous post on what the tree means to me: When I talk passionately and effusively about my Christmas tree, my friends all smile and nod indulgently.  They too have beautiful trees, beautifully decorated and beautifully lit.  It’s true, they do. But my…

Yellow Daisy

What a wonderful day we had!  The Yellow Daisy Festival is one of my favorite things to do every year, especially when my sister goes with me.  We had so much fun. What is The Yellow Daisy Festival?  It is the largest craft fair in the southeast and one of the largest in the country,…

My personal Tannenbaum

This year’s tree: The top is waiting for husband to get home from Vietnam (on a OneSight mission). He has two jobs: picking out the tree and putting the star on the top.  When he gets home, we’ll be waiting. I have waxed nostalgic about my Christmas tree before (December 2013): I have a tree…