for some unknown reason,
I automatically start humming and singing Christmas carols.
This is a phenomenon
that has occurred for a number of years
and is still going strong.
A couple of weeks ago I read Michele's
about us all needing
so you might imagine that
"We Need A Little Christmas" is
the sentiment for my post today.
but it is so true...
"Haul out the holly;
Put up the tree before my spirit falls again.
Fill up the stockings,
I may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now
For we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet.
Yes, we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute.
We need a little Christmas now."
We Need a Little Christmas
Written by Jerry Herman for the Broadway musical Mame in 1966
about the business of decorating,
borrowing time from fixing the Thanksgiving meal and
keeping in mind
that the clock is ticking and soon
Santa Claus will be coming
that I have accomplished so far.
In time, you will be getting the full picture
of the Olde Homestead Christmas
but for now
I am drifting throughout the Cottage,
adding the magic here and there,
wherever I think it needs it.
a blessed Thanksgiving,
celebrating it in the best way possible
that you could this year.
I made some butternut squash soup...
for the main course...
of Cherry Crumble from the wonderful Kitty's Kozy Kitchen
that I borrowed from her long ago.
As you can see,
when I said we would be eating our meal among chaos,
I wasn't lying.
I have never been able to accomplish
a good photograph of food
so you will just have to take my word
that it was very good and
that are on display always,
donned their little lace choir collars
in an idea that was borrowed straight from a sign I saw on
Antique Warehouse which stated simply
"Hear the Angels Voices".
So many little touches of Christmas,
borrowed from my memories of childhood,
especially from my Mom.
Three years ago
I wrote a piece about her
and all the Christmases passed
that she provided for our family.
Just in case you might have missed it
the first time around,
you can find it here.
If you went back to read
this Christmas Past post,
you might be wondering
how Bo is doing.
He is under the care of
Tami and Tim's vet these last few years
and with the right meds
he is remaining seizure free
and as beautiful
In other words,
borrowed from a recent post,
what better time
to "play house"
than at Christmas?
and already there is
under the tree!
As I move on to more decorating,
I'll leave you with a quote
I borrowed from a very wise and
in one of last year's posts:
Wear Your Mask.
Spread the word
not the virus!