Saturday, December 22, 2012

let it snow!

What a sweet surprise yesterday to look out and see snow falling. I don't imagine it will still be here on Christmas morning but there's nothing like the first real snowfall to put me in a happy mood. 
 I love how a blanket of snow makes the fields, the yards, and the shoulders of the road all clean. Like fresh sheets on the bed.  I love the sound of snow falling; how it muffles all the dirty sounds of the day to day busy-ness and transforms it to a distant hum. Snow falling softly, floating down like a heavy sigh from above, reseting my balance and the world outsides'.  
I feel warm, and cozy, and content, and blanketed - inside and out.

Hope you are all having a relaxed weekend before Christmas! 

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Monday, December 3, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life

Today I was reminded of how I am blessed. 
While we decorated the tree we watched this movie. It"s one of my all time favourites. And Mike's too.

Chilly, rainy days, like today, are precious. Conversations with Mom. Spending the afternoon cuddled up next to Mike under a home made quilt, watching an old black and white movie for the hundredth time.  A hot cup of peppermint tea with honey and a candle burning.  A homely little, make-do tree.  Kids home for dinner. 

These Santas were on the tree in Mike's childhood home. 

The true value in these old ornaments is the connection they have to Mike's Mom, who passed away years ago, and his story book childhood, that made him the man that I adore today.

"Only the heart knows what is precious" 
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Have you seen "It's a wonderful Life"?
What's your favourite Christmas movie? 

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