Archive for January 9th, 2014


I’m running a little behind here. Our Christmas tree is still up. I’m loath to take it down when it brightens up cold winter nights so prettily. Still, it is beginning to drop its needles in earnest. Tomorrow may be the day to move the tree outside where it can grace a snowbank and shelter birds.


We enjoyed a very pleasant Christmas. There have been some very snowy and fiercely cold days over the last weeks, but fortunately, travel days were sunny and our three daughters were all able to return home.


Grand-dogs Remy and Raven came too, so for a couple of days, the household was very lively.


Many thoughtful and beautiful gifts were exchanged. An acquaintance told me that you should always get socks for Christmas because socks are a sure sign that you are loved. I received a wonderful sampling of socks!


One of the best gifts that I received was a visit from my sister, who travelled from west of Toronto to stay with us for a couple of days.

I hope the upcoming year is a good one for you and your family and friends.


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