Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Moon On The Crest of The New Fallen Snow

The moon shining down on the snow covered lake was beautiful. It was peaceful and just showed you how Awe inspiring God's creation is. "The moon on the crest of the new fallen snow, gave a luster of midday to objects below" I love that poem and never get tired of hearing it. As I was driving tonight with the moon shining above, the spirit of Christmas was all around. I could just imagine Mary and Joseph with the baby Jesus lying in a manger. Or Santa Claus driving his tiny sleigh across the sky.

It is a very special time of year.

Merry Christmas To Everyone and Peace on Earth!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Luncheon

I finally figured out how to get the pictures from my phone onto my computer, so I could show and tell everyone about our wonderful Holiday Luncheon.

The Mt.Airy Town Hall Knitters met at TERSIGUEL'S French Restaurant for a wonderful Holiday Luncheon. One of our member's, Louise Turners' daughter is one of the chefs there. Her name is TeAnte Turner and she is the best. We had a choice of Pork, Beef, Fish or Veggie main dishes. Our appetizer was a wonderful vegetable soup, with amazing flavor and vegetables. I am not going to try and spell the entrees, suffice it to say they were all wonderful. The desert was a small chocolate mousse that was out of this world and a small blackberry tart.

Kathe, one of our members, brought English Crackers for us to open. Each contained a small whistle, crown and fun facts. Each whistle was a different pitch and when we played them as directed by Kathe it was suppose to be We Wish You A Merry Christmas, I think we need a little practice.

After our wonderful lunch some of us visited Cloverhill Yarns in Catonsville, MD. Of course I had to buy yarn and gave the bag to my husband telling him to give me this "sweater" for Christmas.

I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 12, 2010

This Is Christmas

This picture of Santa represents my Christmas's as a child. Something about him just brings my childhood memories back. He is an old fashion Santa, which is how I remember my Christmas's. I have been thinking lately about my Christmas's as a child, it is hard to put into words that special feeling. We always had two trees, one in the living room, which had the fancy and special balls on it; and one in the basement rec room, which was our tree, it had the homemade paper chains and the big lights on it. The creche was set up in a prominent place, because without Jesus there would be no Christmas.

I want to write about my childhood someday, but I have to figure out how to get those feelings into words.

My husband called me this past Saturday, he and our daughter were out shopping for me and I was desperately trying to find lights for the tree. They had seen a group of three woman in their late 20's and a women with them in here late 50's, leaving a store with their Christmas shopping getting into a Limo, he thought it was ridiculous, I thought it was the best idea I have ever seen. Relaxing in the back of the Limo while the driver fought traffic.

Our house is finally decorated and I am beginning my baking. I have wrapped everything and feel very relaxed. All that nagging paid off, getting the lists from everyone early.

Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season, without him we wouldn't have Christmas. Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Weather Outside Is Frightful

But the fire is so delightful. I love the cold weather, I know I am crazy, but I love it. I am sitting here in my warm flannel PJ's listening to the wind blow outside.

The house is decorated, except for the live tree, which I hope we get this weekend. I am finished shopping, but have to wrap it all. I am really looking forward to my Wednesday Knitting group, we are having our gift exchange and luncheon. Louise I am jealous and hope I get your gift, it is beautiful.

We need to stop and slow down this time of year, which I know is opposite of what we are doing. Advent is a time for reflection and prayer, remember, JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON. And yes I wish people a Merry Christmas, the same as I would hope whatever you celebrate this time of year,you would wish me the same.

Snow is called for this weekend, which is fine after we get the tree.