Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Twelve Days of Christmas - A Partridge in A Pear Tree

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love gave to me
A Partridge in a Pear Tree

It is hard to believe that in only twelve more days it will be Christmas.  Today I spent a large part of my day working on Christmas goodies and also baskets that I will give out to friends and family.  I wondered earlier last month how and why I was so far ahead with all of my shopping and such.  I guess the fates know best as things came up at the beginning of the month which required my attention and time.  If I had not had so much completed ahead of time I would have been in some pickle right now. 

My blogging has suffered somewhat yet I know that all of you understand and are yourselves juggling things during this time of year.  I have not even put up the Christmas tree and not sure if I will.  I have my Yule cards around the house from friends and family.  Some have the sweetest notes inside.  I just love the wonderful friends I have found in blog land.  I planted my amaryllis and they are coming up nicely although I do not think they will all bloom in time for Christmas.  Winston sports his festive doggy collar around... I love how he jingles...

The smell of the goodies in the kitchen today helped somewhat with getting me in the spirit of the season.  Wrapping presents also did some good.  I know that a trip to my grand kids will also make me smile, although I have no idea when we may be able to get up that way. 

My oldest son will be spending Christmas with us this year.  Vince and I are looking forward to it as we did think it would only be the two of us.  So the three of us will enjoy the time together in a quiet manner.. Of course I will make lots of goodies to eat and there will be the usual festive drink yet I am sure it will a quiet time. 

As this  year draws to its end I am reminded of priorities and the  importance of those who are dear to us.  As a mother it is hard sometimes to hold my tongue and not say something I may desperately wish too.  Yet I have learned by experience that as ones kids grow that they have to learn from their mistakes as much as when they were young.  It is my task to be there when they finally do see that light and comfort them as they need to be.  I have always loved being a momma.  This is probably why I love being a GG too.  I think I born to be an old mother hen. 

As we start into these last days leading to Christmas, may your time be filled with reminders of the joy that can be found each day in the simple things in life. 


Teresa said...

Truly I just love that picture of Winston in his jingly collar! Certainly you do seem to have found your calling as a mother and grandmother. It really isn't a job that you ever finish.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mother Moon, its been a while since I have commented. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. I almost didnt put a tree up either. We did finally get a live tree a couple of days ago and I love it! It just makes it feel more xmasy to me.

I have a question for you. How did you get your blog name and such in the top of your blog? I tried using a blog template, but then dont know how to change it to personalize it..

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love the collar too -- so cute!

Aine O'Brien said...

yes it is hard to hold your tongue sometimes, but there is a process to this living-thing, and everyone needs to go through it, idealy with understand from others.

Scented Leaf said...

I have same feeling. It seems I haven't enough time until Santa will come down from the chimney! May your days be filled with happiness and cheers.

TD (Tammy @ Journal of Evolution) said...

i hope your holidays are wonderful!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What a cutie Winston is. Glad he likes his festive collar - I think my two furry babies would be a little perturbed by them. LOL So little time, it seems, left before the holiday. And so much to do!!! But I feel all the preparations are worth it - it's such a magical time. And truly a time to be with family and revel in what matters most. :)

Susan said...

it is so true about our kids...we always want to save them from themselves, but we all reach a point where we simply must let them do what they do.

Winston is a very handsome fellow!

Belated happy Yule and Christmas and happy B-day to your honey!

I hope you enjoyed your tea exchange from me. Here is my post finally: http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/2010/12/tea-swap-with-sara-seaside-diaries-of.html

Happy, healthy and prosperous new year to you and yours!!

Warm blessings and hugs,