Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December 30

Christmas tree down and decorations taken up stairs, but not put away. That is a chore for today. The left side of the stairway going up is cluttered with things, and I take one or two items up on my way. The oomph has left me again so I can see that getting the rest of the things up and put away is going to take some time.

We had a nice little snow storm yesterday, leaving about 20cm on the ground. Our driveway is not ploughed, so I am house bound, not that I would be on the road which looks a bit icy.

A special family of carollers come to share Christmas music
each year. One of my favourite things about Christmas.

Granddaughter L trying to take a picture of C & R.

Not a very spectacular tree, but it served its purpose. In
the background you might notice a choir collar. Yes, once
again, I wore it home from church......nobody noticed......

This is sort of mid-storm I think

The birds enjoy the seed pies.

I think this will be my last post
until the new year.
I hope to do better at
blogging in 2016.

Wishing everyone a very
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


I cannot believe that it is December 20th, but it is. I get my dates and my days mixed up, but I am pretty sure that Christmas Day is very close...........


I can't believe that it is December 22nd, but it is........I sure didn't get much written on the 20th did I?

There have been so many days when I sat down to write something on this blog, but as you can tell from the date of my last post......well, let's just say I have been inactive. I don't know why, but there are times when even though I have the urge to write, I do not have the energy, or I do not have any bright things to say.

Life goes on, and the days of December have passed quickly. Last minute felting, and church/church related activities become a bit of a blur. Our small but mighty choir has done a wonderful job of offering special Christmas music. God blesses us, as eight voices sing out with all the fervour of a 20 voice choir. It has been nice to get back to directing, as my talented assistant took over the piano, so that I could lead. It is most difficult to do both, and a really nice change. I think I may be a better director than piano/organ player.

It has been my pleasure to play for a few church services at our local assisted living home. The folks so enjoy the music and hymn singing, and the Pastor is wonderful.

Christmas shopping done. Presents wrapped (almost), tons and tons of baking done (Not), though some dear friends have dropped of some yummy goodies. It has been a little sad, as I miss my Sadie helping me get things done for Christmas. I had to do all the stuff alone instead of having Sadie following me around, supervising the wrapping, sniffing the presents and laying under the tree....and listening to me sound off or sing or just talk to her about what was going on in my mind.....she never judged. Strange, isn't it how a little dog can be so much a part of what you do.....

Well, enough of that......I haven't taken many pictures of late, either, but I will share what I have.

First Snow, now gone

Downy Woodpecker having a little snack

Felted bears

Granddaughter L with her school Drum Line performing at the local mall
in Santa Claus Parade


My Christmas Card this year

And now
as Christmas nears
and with it the good wishes
Friend to friend
family to family
I wish each of you
who read this
a Christmas of
Peace and
May the spirit of this season remain with
you in the days and months
to come