Christmas Season Underway At Home
There is no doubt that the Christmas season is underway, with festive sights, sounds, and scents to underscore the fact we are on the eve of Christmas Eve.
This weekend a most wonderful treat on the darkest night of the year came down out street. A horse drawn carriage adorned with festive white lights and carrying carolers passed along all the old Victorian homes. I have no idea who had the wonderful idea, or made it possible but I want to thank those for this unexpected and lovely gift for the entire area.
Yesterday the landscape was painted a soft and wondrous white as a half-foot of snow fell in a major winter storm that hit many sections of the eastern portion of the country. For the first time we used our snow blower and since it does not often take much to bring a smile–well you can image my reaction.
Inside the house James and I made a batch of my favorite Christmas cookies, Mom’s Angel Cookies. Yummy tasting and I so loved how they made the home smell good, and the additional heat from the oven felt comforting, too.
Then without my knowing in advance the latest book I sat down to start opens with a large story from Windsor Castle during Christmas 1860. Picture prefect, even down to the over 360-pound baron roast that was rotated constantly on a super-sized spit by four men. A Magnificent Obsession by Helen Rappaport will be mentioned in greater detail as the pages turn.
Today a cousin and his partner are visiting our home for the first time, and James is making a nice lunch. There will be laughter and remembrances as we sit and enjoy the holiday season.
The world keeps spinning, all sorts of events continue to play out, but for now at this home things slow down and we really embrace the simple aspects about Christmas that make it so special.
I wish the same for all my readers around the nation and the globe.