this is the view out my studio window this morning...
White Christmas, Winterwonderland, Let It Snow...
Nope, sorry just not getting that...
but in spite of my unease about all this white stuff and especially the cleanup it entails later,
I am determined to find grace in all things winter today.
In order to keep the focus on what is right, I decided to join in the fun.
Here is my list of December joys f0r 2009...
- peppermint anything !
- cardinal red against the snow
- black headed chickadees eating at the bird feeder
- some sentimental Christmas songs and carols (found this today and I love Jason Mraz's version !!!)
- angels in all their forms
- white lights under the snow on branches
-the smell of real Christmas trees
- thinking of spending time with family and those sweet kiddos
- how David loves the holidays
- how my heart fills with generosity
- thinking of where we will give our share our good fortune with those who need a hand and some extra love
-driving through the neighborhoods where the super-lit up houses are
-walking in the evening and peeking in windows to see people's trees lit up
-the slowing down that is filling me this year...
Hmmm...just writing that list is soothing and making me come into that pace that my being wants to be in right now...
So as the snow falls and the wind howls, David and I are cozied up (at least until shovel and snow blower time !) on our first big snow day of the December 2009. I am off to play in my art journal (I have some ideas for a Christmas page that are kind of bursting in my mind...) and he is working from home. Pumpkin/Oatmeal/Bran muffins and hot coffee for breakie and the kitties and dog curled up on the day bed...I may just do some of my Christmas shopping later - on-line goodies for good girls and boys on my list :) !
If you have some of those little things left to buy too, I have filled up the Etsy shop with some sweet little things that I made for the craft sale and my mom's office sale. Every one of them is under $10.00 and there are some things that would make perfect teacher gifts or hostess gifts.
Angels of Love - wooden hand painted ornaments
Flower Faces Round Magnets
Love Birds - there is even a black one in the shop that looks like a little crow !
The Jeep has four wheel drive and I have a cozy pair of boots and a good coat so I can get your order to the post office asap no matter the weather is tomorrow or for the rest of the week ! I think I need to add shopping for gifts on line to my list of joys...
Stay cozy and safe, Beautiful Ones...