Tucked in between the hustle and bustle of the season, there have been some nice understated moments this December. Like the unexpected opportunity to have a nice dinner out with a friend, or slowly reading though Christmas cards in front of the fire.
I love seeing my college room-mates' daughters turn into the spitting image of her as they graduate from college themselves.
And I can be counted in the group of people who so appreciate getting small handmade treasures given as a token of the holiday spirit. Like "no-bake" cookies with Nutella from Mary. Delicious! I hadn't had one in such a long time. And will you get a load of the intricate stitching on this lavender sachet that Pat made?
I love getting out special things collected through the years, like the table runner my sister-in-law Ann made in 1995... and these cheap wooden ornaments Chris and I bought and painted at the dining room table in 1981 for our first Christmas as a married couple. He painted the puppy to look just like our dog, Alex.
Hopefully you are all having your share of these little Christmas moments as well.
As a special treat, this bottle of eggnog came home with me from the store today. We always had eggnog at Christmas when we were growing up. I wasn't going to buy any, but thought better of it after I saw some from a local dairy. After putting away all the rest of the groceries, I raised a glass in Angie's memory. Then, just to be sure it was as good as I thought it was, I had another half glass. Because if mom was here, that is what she would have suggested we do.