If your Christmas was as fabulous as mine, you’re a very happy and blessed person! Yes, we had some wonderful gifts, both given and received and some yet to come but it’s more that we spent it together, Dave and I with the critters, here on the farm. We spent this Christmas in preparation for the year to come; soaking up the tranquility of the event and day, making memories, basking in each others’ friendship and love. Some of Christmas day was spent on the telephone, calling family and friends, wishing them well, asking about their day and families. Christmas Eve saw Santa giving out bags of goodies: oranges, apples, candy, coloring books. Santa’s helpers put up signs, ensuring traffic would slow down and, for those with children in the car, stop and visit.
From the gleam in his eye, I’m not sure this young feller is asking for two front teeth.
Can you see this upside down picnic table? It’s made entirely of wood and the wind storm flipped it upside down! We’ve had fierce windstorms, gusting between 60 and 70 mph. Right now, it’s 24 degrees F above zero and the wind chill is 4 degrees F above. I’m thinking about taking nap just to get under the covers…yes, it’s that cold! Fortunately, the wind has been coming from the south and that means our bedroom stays above 60 degrees F. When the wind comes from any other direction, We’re lucky if the bedroom temperature rises much about 50 degrees F and am grateful for the three dogs who share space and warmth.
The weather has been so life threatening, church and all activities were canceled. We had our Christmas play last night and, I must say, I enjoyed it more than if it’d been prior to Christmas. It was more poignant and precious…and I’m not a person who uses the word “precious” lightly.
Our little country church is delightful. We have a preacher who is in touch with God and has a personal relationship with the Trinity and the people are kind and caring; one with discernment can tell these things, you know. Oh, we all have our foibles but the uniting factor is we love Jesus and a lot of us are born again Christians. There are those who come to church for a myriad of other reasons and, as far as I’m concerned, that’s okay. I’m just happy folks are in church for we have a better chance of hearing the Gospel when seated in the pew; and, we’ve a better chance of showing the Gospel when we leave the pew.
Our Christmas play was very traditional and used a baby, children, teenagers and a few adults. They told the story of the first Christmas, the birth of Jesus and there were more than a few sniffles to be heard.
Remember the month long Handmade Holidays III hosted by Sew, Mama, Sew? Bless me, I won! See the lovely ornament above? It’s hand decorated and has a dove on one side with Peace on the other. We no longer put up a Christmas tree but no matter; this beautiful ornament will hang in the studio where I can see it Every day, not just a few days a year. Many thanks, Affectioknit for the graceful work of your hands.
BTW, if you’re interested, Sew, Mama, Sew! is looking to add to their board. See their announcement and when you’re famous, I can say I knew you when -smile-. I only wish I was good enough to apply myself!
Blessings ~ Christmas ~ Santa ~ gifts ~ The Gift ~ ornaments ~ pomegranate sauce ~ fabric ~ the littlest angel ~ goodies ~ Komi Kids Yarn Project ~ a small thistle dish ~ ornament ~ hand crafted baskets ~ hand knit alpaca Swallowtail Shawl ~