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Friday, November 28, 2014

And now, for this Season's decorating!!!!! ,-))))

We had snow, before Thanksgiving...

And it covered everything!!!

Our Thanksgiving was lovely.  I didn't even bring my camera though.  Some of my family don't like me "snapping away".  -grin-
And now, we can officially turn our minds to Winter.  Hopefully to setting our minds, to find enjoyment in this time of year.  Pay more attention to the beauty of sparkling snow, than to the difficulty of driving/walking in it.  Etc.  Etc.  Etc.

Most bloggers now can bring out the Christmas decorations and "go-wild-with-them"!!!!  ,-)  Or perhaps, you are someone, who only puts up a few, meaningful decorations.  Individual choice.  :-)

But please don't forget, that Christmas is not the only Day, this month, which is celebrated.   Many celebrate Yule, at this time of year.

And also, please don't forget that many of the traditional things, associated with Christmas, are historically Pagan.  And were simply adapted by Christianity.  I am not trying to be controversial here.  It's simply that facts are facts.  

"Holly and mistletoe
Candles and bells,
I know the message
That each of you tells."

-  Leland B. Jacobs


Thursday, November 27, 2014

"Over the river and through the woods.........."

"Over the river and through the woods,

To grandmother's house we go;

The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh,

Through (the) white and drifted snow!"

"Over the river, and through the wood—
now Grandmother's cap I spy!
Hurrah for the fun! Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!"
"The New-England Boy's Song
about Thanksgiving Day"
~Lydia Maria Child


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sold-House, and first Christmas "cozy" mystery...

Couple of days ago...

Tuesday...  Garage coming down...



The first Christmas "cozy" I have read this year.  :-)
"Shadows On A Maine Christmas" by Lea Wait.  I enjoyed this one.  But read 1/4 of the way, in another one, and put it down.  But there are more Christmas cozies, where these came from.  ,-) 

We are supposed to get lots of snow, tomorrow/Wednesday.  So we did all our food and wine shopping today.  There were many people out!   Guess they heard about the coming snow, and were getting things done, a day early, too.

"Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. 

They are consumed in twelve minutes. 

Half-times take twelve minutes. 

This is not coincidence."
~Erma Bombeck