Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Just a Little Note

"The earth has grown old with its burden of care
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air,
When the song of angels is sung."

Phillips Brooks

Good morning, everyone.  Boy, did the rain ever fall yesterday.  It was non-stop for the entire day.  So glad I chose to stay in and dry.  There will be plenty of other art classes.  So I cozied up in my rocker, purchased a copy of "The Rend Tent' for my Kindle and spent most of the day reading.  I found it an amazing story, and when I like something, I have a tendency to become obsessed with it.

In late autumn I joined a Facebook Christmas group.  The administrator asked if anyone would be interested in starting a Christmas card exchange, and immediately about 200 people signed up to take part.  There were so many that the administrator broke us all down into groups.  And since just before Thanksgiving I have been steadily receiving cards. 

And there is still two weeks to go.  It really brightened my day to open my mailbox and see the red and green envelopes from well wishers.  They also had a Christmas gift and a stocking exchange, but the minimum was $25 on each, and when you add up the cost of mailing it, plus all the money I already spent on cards and stamps, it was just way out of my budget.  Maybe next year.

Speaking of Christmas, Hubby bought me a grill pan and a crock pot for Christmas.  These are two things I told him I really wanted.  Now, I can't wait to start cooking with them.  I have so many recipes lined up to try.

Well, that's about it for now.  Time to get showered and ready to head out to the old center.  At least I'll have art there this week...even though I do my own thing in art class.  No instructor.  Talk to you all tomorrow.


  1. Let us know if the "Red Tent" book is as good as the filmed version or not!

  2. I read the Red Tent with my book club group several years ago. It was amazing. Now wait a minute is NOT Christmas yet; why do you already have your presents!!! Santa will not be best pleased.

  3. What a wonderful idea, that Christmas card exchange! I love to get real mail.. cards and letters too, even though it doesn't happen often anymore. :)

    Two great Christmas gifts too. Think of all the the yummy things you'll make!

  4. Luv crockpots.
    The only grill I have is a G.Foreman. What kind did you get Mary?
    Ed and I shopped for my gift today. Chose a white gold bracelet that isn't the norm. Must take a pic and share.
    I did my shopping for him online. Dress black penny loafers, suit pants in tan, brown and navy and a nice red tie and hankie set. Last year I got him slacks in black and gray. He's all set for any occasion now. :0)