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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday Scribblings "December in my World"

Sunday Scribblings prompt this week is "December"

December in my world
Consists of getting ready for Christmas, enjoying decorations as I go.


 Finding peace in small moments, watching a holiday feel good movie with my kids.
                                          

          

Enjoying my annual Christmas gathering at a good restaurant with the goddesses

Baking traditional  Cookies that my mother made every year!
After making them for over 45 years, the  batch last Christmas never turned out.
This year I discovered  I'd written the recipe wrong on my blog. I put one cup of butter instead of one pound. Sorry to anyone who tried that recipe! I assure you they are a very nice cookie  that gets better with age!
It's now been revised and this years cookies turned out excellent! 
The secret is to knead the dough for 20 minutes.
I enjoy  inviting  people I rarely see during the year  for drinks and intimate conversation. A chance to catch up and really enjoy each other. 
 I prefer small gatherings of a few people at a time, rather than
a large open house.  That way  I can really connect!
 
We sit in the living room by the fire to enjoy the lit tree.
                      Ambiance is very important to me. I try to make things cozy!
There have been many changes in my home, still I've kept most of my traditional  decorations.  I've trickled in a few new ornaments and lamps to get a different look. But my favorite things, gifted to me by others  still grace my home where my essence is preserved.



I  can't just get rid of old things because they don't suit the decor anymore!
There's often great history behind old pieces.  December is a time to reflect on those who've come and gone, sharing Christmases past! I inherited the cabinet you see in this photo. I still love it, even though it's not quite right for the look I want. The woman who owned it babysat me as a child, her birthday was December 9th and she was as quirky as they come. Probably never dusted a day in her life, loved hockey, traveled the world by herself, and had too many cats!

I  also finished up some artwork  that had been playing on my mind!
It's now hung slightly higher and will be replaced with a smaller
piece after Christmas!




This month and last month I played lots of Tetris on my phone, while my daughter    coupon shopped for her shelter baskets. I'm sure she made several women very happy this Christmas! I was very proud to support this important endeavor.
The best part of my December was dropping off  all the things my daughter gathered, knowing people less fortunate can enjoy the basics and a few goodies too!
After all that is the true spirit of Christmas!


10 comments:

Diane said...

I kind of wish that we had more months like December--not so much the hustle and bustle--but the other part of it. Christmas is such a great time with friends and family. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh your house is so beautiful with all its rich gorgeous colors! Those walls! I love the pinks and purples. Have a blessed Christmas, and send peace to your daughter. She obviously has a big heart, and the world needs more like her.

Janet said...

First of all, I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER!!!! It's fantastic! And your house looks so festive and beautiful. I, too, like things with a history behind them. It gives them a life. I wish I could visit and sit by your fire to chat.

Kudos to you and Pepper for helping the less fortunate. That's what it's all about.

Linda Jacobs said...

Your home looks beautiful and inviting! Love the nontraditional colors! And the picture of you and your daughter is great. I love Tetris, too!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

everything is so warm looking and i love the new header

jaerose said...

All those colours - just fantastic - 'change takes place in the imagination' really spoke to me as well..thank you for lifting my spirits..Jae

Forgetfulone said...

I love the color in your home! Mine is rather bland. Only a few splashes of color here and there. Looks like your daughter is making many women happy with those bags. Wow!

Nanka said...

Have a great Christmas day and all Good Wishes through the New Year too!!

JanePoet ~ Deborah said...

Wonderful to see your festive world and share in the Christmas spirit. Your daughter never ceases to impress me!! xx, deb

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Donna said...

It's so fun seeing what you've been up to! Your home is wonderfully whimsical and fun...a perfect spot for such creative minds.
Happy Holidays!
Love you,
Donna

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