is your new year exciting yet?

is your new year exciting yet?

We’ve had a bit of snow this week. Nothing exciting. It comes. The snow plows and sand machines get busy. The snow melts, leaving salt and sand in its wake. The weather is mostly wet and dreary.  By mid-January most Christmas trees have been boxed up to await the next...
getting caught up in Christmas

getting caught up in Christmas

I was just thinking about Christmas—you know, fat man, red suit, “ho ho ho”,           Jingle Bells, Rudolph, elves Christmas card list, Christmas baking list, Christmas grocery list, Christmas cleaning to do list, Christmas wish lists. Christmas shopping,...
are you ready for Christmas?

are you ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas? Oh no, I don’t mean the full cleaning of the house, or the shopping and wrapping, or even the baking and decorating.  I guess I wasn’t clear, so let me try again. Are YOU ready for Christmas? Hmm, no, I don’t mean do you...
it’s nearly Christmas

it’s nearly Christmas

Only a few more days and it will be Christmas. How are you feeling? Making your lists and checking them… umpteen times? Maybe you’re feeling a bit harried as you think of things that still need to be done. Are you feeling excited or is a sense of dread looming...
o holy night

o holy night

T  h  e  y     t  r  a  v  e  l  l  e  d     f  a  r  . Tired. Exhausted. No room. No room at the inn. A stable. A manger. A star.   Pain, water, blood, cries… Five fingers. Five toes. Two eyes. A mouth and a nose. A Baby born. Perfectly formed.  ...