Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December Delights

Its been bitter cold here but its supposed to end in a few days. I ventured out yesterday and had lunch with a friend, ran some errands and managed to pick up a sore throat somewhere. The meds I am on lower your immune system and I had forgotten that. I don't recall being near anyone who was sick so I don't know how I got it. It is annoying to say the least. So today I didn't even get dressed and slept most of the afternoon away, I am sure I needed it.

After seeing these wonderful lists on a few blogs like Kim and Sherry I thought I would try one of my own. Just a list of things you like about the holidays, a focus on the positive.


Hearing my favorite carols once more. This is my favorite.

Beautiful falling snow that covers my trees in a blanket of white

Real Christmas trees - We always have a Grand Fir because it smells the best

Peppermint Bark

Seeing little kids excited about what Santa might bring

Seeing the lights in my town, people have some amazing displays

Fresh baked cookies

Getting Cards in the mail especially those with hand written notes

Wrapping my gifts, making gift tags.

A Miracle on 34th street with Natalie Wood B&W version

Those sappy Hollywood Christmas movies on Lifetime

Candle light

Afire in the fireplace

My daughters smile on Christmas Morning

Gatherings with friends

Sending out Christmas Cards

Some years actually making all the cards

Making my own snowflakes

Decorating the house all a new

The years I have had a sister come for Christmas.

The list goes on and on..... What's on your list.....


  1. I hope by the time you read this that you are feeling all better. I love your list, it sounds close to mine. We are freezing too, I thought you might be too. High today 16 degree's.
    Love, Mary

  2. Kate, next time you see a sore throat lying on the path please ignore it. Do not under any circumstances PICK IT UP. I don't care how interesting it looks or indeed how much it pleads and gives you puppy dog eyes, leave the thing alone. OK, lecture over...

  3. Focus on what is right has to be the way to go, right ? Sweet Deecember things on your list, lovely Kate. Take good care of you !
    Big Hugs !
    (WrightStuff's response is funny ! )

  4. Kate this year I hope that you get to have a sister come for Christmas, because after all, sisters are the best.

    Love Renee xoxo

  5. Hope you're feeling better by now. Take care of yourself!

    Love your list....I'll try to make one for tomorrow's blog entry.

  6. A delightful list Kate! I'm with you on the Natalie Wood "Miracle" -- it's heart warming, year after year! Fresh baked cookies (especially when someone baked them and gave them to you!) and peppermint bark...a lovely, lovely list.

    Sorry about the sore throat and feeling "gungy" - I think I'm getting a sore throat now...just the time of year and I know I was around someone complaining of a sore throat.

    Lots of honey and lemon or tea or wine to kill the germs! Take care of you.

  7. Woo hoo Love the music and other goodies listed.
    How do you make your own snowflakes?

  8. Dear Kate I don't think you were rambling at all as a matter of fact I think we would be better if we all took a few minutes and really told the truth.



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