Really, it's the week between Christmas and New Years. For many of us, it's a week off. This time has generated many blessings. Here are Five Fave blessings which I'm sharing via Susanne's blog.
1. I love how The Professor has described our Christmas break: it's a series of Saturdays. Day after day, it's Saturday. We truly needed a rest, and so far this Christmas has been just what we needed. Rising late and slowly. Sipping coffee and maybe getting another cuppa at our favorite coffee place where we sit and read quietly. Visit points of interest. Run an errand or two. Do the usual Saturday stuff.
2. A day at The Getty Villa
I know most people spend their time at Getty Villa gazing at statues and other ancient artifacts such as these
Dionysos (Bacchus) on a jar handle
Victorious youth statue (Greek, bronze, 300-100 BC)
But I always end up spending at least half of my time wandering in the gardens and photographing the flowers and landscape views.
The weather that day was perfect--sunny, 80 degrees F
3. AND our girl was with us.
4. A friend sent me THIS for Christmas!
(oh, this looks like so much fun!)
5. I love how my children have embraced our love of Christmas carols. On facebook, they posted their favorites: Silent Night and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. I love so many, how can I choose just one? I remember singing O Little Town of Bethlehem in choir in elementary school and in first grade, I sang Away In A Manger as a solo in the Christmas program that year. But I think I'd have to say that this year, at least, Come Thou, Long Expected Jesus is my favorite. What's yours?
My younger daughter has begun a blog titled Love Tree. Her latest post tells the latest news on the adoption of our little ones.
Happy New Year!