Saturday, December 26, 2015
On the Eighth Day of a Feminine Christmas
I may have looked a bit like our tree carrier yesterday, as I drove to my sister's in my little red car, packed with food and gifts. There were new guests at her house too, and it really added some seasoning to our day. I was happy to spend time in her beautiful home with my lovely niece and nephew - two young adults I don't see nearly enough of.
There was no need for a fire, but Debbie's mantel was filled with glowing lights and candles. The roast was delectable, the wine flowed, and as always, we reminisced about those loved ones who live in our Christmas hearts.
In light of my last post on the feminine gifts of the holiday, I thought I would share mine:
~A small basket handbag for summer with leather straps
~An icy-pink cashmere sweater
~Notecards from Orchard House
~A hook for my powder room door made of crystals
~The newest Downton Abbey coffee table book
~A book on practicing yoga at home
~Three sets of earrings!
~French white bakeware
There were other gifts too and one that touched me deeply. Three weeks ago, I dropped my phone in the toilet at Marshall's while Christmas shopping and was not able to resurrect it. My new son-in-law bought me a new one with all the bells and whistles I need along with a plan I no longer have to pay for. The money I save is spearheaded for my 401K. Despite some hardships this year (attacking woodpeckers to name one) and some life changes (my daughter getting married and leaving home, ending an old job of 20 years and reinventing myself in a new one), I am truly blessed.
Share your feminine gifts with me if you like. I'ld like to know!