Monday, December 31, 2012

A New Year

Tonight is New Year's Eve.
I have BIG plans!
I plan to spend the evening browsing Home Depot.
And, purchasing a new area rug for my dining room.

I'll be starting this new book....

And, popping open a bottle of my favorite red...

I know...
My life is so exciting.
Please don't hate me.

Seriously y'all...
I'm exhausted.
I've had a house full of guests since the weekend before Christmas.
Thank goodness, they all finally went home this past weekend.
But, I have more guests arriving this next weekend.
I should get the "World's Best Hostess" award.
All this festivity is killing me.

Happy New Year!
Happy New Beginnings!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Wonder

There's nothing like a little child at Christmas,
is there?
This is our lovely little Lena.
As we wind down, and approach the beauty
of Christms Day,
I wish for us all the wonder of Christmas,
as seen through the eyes of a child.
Peace.  Love.  Joy. Amazement.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Merry Christmas

                                                                        from Garden and Gun

From my little corner of the South,
Merry Christmas.....

Christmas snuck up on me this year.
Like a mischevious child, sneeking up from behind,
shouting "Boo!"
The planner, always wanting to be prepared.
part of me is in a tizzy.
Final presents to purchase,
and wrap,
and menus to plan,
and food to purchase,
and cook,
guest room preparations to make...
all these things swirl around in my head,
this week before Christmas.

Then there is the one thing...
that looms over it all,
the great sadness of those families
in Conneticut.
I imagine the presents under the trees,
and presents yet to be wrapped,
who's receipient is missing.
And, my heart breaks.....

Why should I be in a tizzy? 

I wanted to blog about my home decorations,
family celebrations, meals and recipes.
But I can' doesn't seem right for me right now.

My Christmas wish is for comfort for the children and adults of Newtown,
peace for us all,
a friend for each of us,
and to love and be loved.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Do not be afraid."

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Helen & Charlie

I am absolutely intrigued
by this photo.
Its a photo taken in 1919,
Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin.
Just think about that for a moment.....

I love how he has taken off his hat.
And, how her fingers seem to be touching his moustache.
He appears to be smiling,
and there is just the faintest hint of a smile on Helen's face.

I love it.