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Saturday, December 29, 2012

     Christmas is over, and soon we will be at the end of the year. The lead up to Christmas is so long, and then, bang, it's over. I went easy before Christmas, decorating a bit at a time, and I should have done the same when taking things down, but oh no, that would be too smart. I worked all day yesterday, and put all the decorations and the tree away, and yes, I feel it today.

There is not much that goes on here after Christmas, after the girls and families have come and presents have been opened. There is no celebration on New Years, and on my part there is just the anticipation of getting back into routine.

     Routine won't happen for a few days, I expect. There is a rather large snow storm heading our way, due to hit tonight. The local mall has already announced that it will be closed tomorrow, and I suspect that church will probably be cancelled, if we get the amount of snow that the weather people are calling for.

     I fear my little black cloud is visiting me again. Dawn says it does every Christmas, and I expect she may be right. It is probably because of, well, I guess I don't really know...if I did, I could fight it. Maybe I do know, but don't know how to avoid it.

     I do enjoy giving gifts to my family. That is the best part of Christmas. That and the Christmas services at the church, but somehow there always seems to be the darkness, even while I am practicing and doing my duties as organist. My daughters and granddaughters are my joy, but it seems time with them is so short. Of course they have their own lives and adventures to attend to.
Speaking of which, Heather and Rupert, of Ironwood, have 3 little lambs, born on Christmas day.

   I have done a bit of needle felting, and I should get started on a sympathy card, but I am just scuffling along in low gear. I tried keeping a journal for a few days, but that didn't work. At least when I write here, I do think first about how things will sound.....well most of the time....I wouldn't want to leave the impression that I am crazy or anything like that.

   Sadie and I wish you a Happy New Year, and blessings in the days to come.

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  1. I think Heather and Rupert need to name the lambs Gaspar, Melchio and Balthasar :)

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    1. That wouldn't work, one is a female.

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  2. I'm sorry you feel that Christmas is over, Bonnie. That's always a depressing thought in the middle of winter. We're the 12 days of Christmas people and our decorations will be here until Twelfth Night, at home and at church. I'm just back from the morning service, where we sang 4 carols as the tree lights twinkled at us. :-)

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    1. Our church service was cancelled this morning due to snow and wind. Your 12 days of Christmas sound lovely. I'm sure there are some folk around who also follow the tradition, but I don't know of any. My husband is a 'bah, humbug' sort, and it makes it difficult to really celebrate Christmas, or anything else for that matter.

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    2. Mine is a bit like that too, Bonnie, so you have my sympathy. Mine has become resigned to the fact that I won't let Christmas or birthdays or anything else pass by unnoticed. A bit like water on a stone over the many years we've been married...... :-)

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  3. I just saw your lovely Heather last night - lamb update received!

    I love, love, love your photo at the top of your page (header). Gorgeous!

    Happy new year!
    xox

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    1. The same right back to you Movita, all the best in the New Year. Hopefully, some day we can get together. You are a busy lady.

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  4. Hi Bonnie, sorry that you are feeling let-down and sad. That must be hard, especially as it often appears at this time of year. It's hard to write about our down-times. Not only do we not want other people to think we're crazy, sometimes I don't even want other people to tell me how it's not OK to just be sad sometimes. *hugs*

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    1. Thanks Kathy. It is more of a dullness of spirit. This too shall pass.

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  5. Actually, 2 of the lambs are girls...so far, the first one is carrying the name Noelle. Maybe Gabrielle for the littler one?
    Momma, I take the fact that you're posting as a sign that the dark cloud isn't casting a total shadow.
    Come see these little ones soon - they'll brighten your spirits, for sure.
    xo

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