Last week Rob came home from work with a gift for me. It was from some of the ladies that Rob works with. It was such an unexpected surprise and look what it is!
Then there was the card that arrived in the mail from some of our old neighbours from the condo. It touched me that the theme of this card was that we were "friends". These are the true "gifts" of the season that I want to remember.
I learned something very valuable this holiday season. You can plan a "Winter Solstice" gathering almost a year in advance but that doesn't mean it will happen. It seems that cold and flu season coincides with Winter Solstice. Yes, my body had other plans for me this week. Baking, cleaning, preparing appetizers and gathering with family was not in the cards. Sleeping, sleeping and more sleeping was just about my speed. But this is life, as imperfect as it can be at times. Plans can always be re-adjusted. There are lots of days in this holiday season. I'm thinking that a gathering after Christmas with appetizers, baking and a feast of ordered in Chinese food might be in the cards. It will still be fun and I am looking forward to it. I'm thinking I should be in good shape for Christmas day. Hmmm Maybe I wasn't meant to celebrate the Winter Solstice after all.
Before I leave I want to wish all of my readers a wonderful holiday with many happy memories and great photos to scrap after the fact!
Happy Holidays to You and Yours!