Monday, December 24, 2012

Legacy, tailgate and warmth

- My late mother's small tree that we put up for her at assisted living.  My sis has put it up in the dining room this year at the farm. And that's where I am this morning - preparing to bake her favorite cookies: chocolate and peanut butter tassies.

- Having a chilly tailgate party at the edge of the farm property on Sunday night, while the plantation across the road has a spectacular fireworks show.

- A bowl of warm chili when we come in.  Baby Monroe's nose and cheeks are pink from the cold, but he was bundled up and enjoyed himself, too.  Well - mostly.  :)

It's wonderful to be surrounded by family and friends for Christmas.  I hope the next few days are wonderful for you, too, my friends. 

13 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Like the tree the memories are golden. Beautiful. I hope that you and yours have a wonderful time over the next few days (and everyday of course.)

Granny Annie said...

Thank you for sharing your mother's tree. I have my mom's but haven't put out any decorations this year. It's nice to look at yours.

Such a wonderful celebration you are having and Monroe has to be the icing on the cake for everybody this year:)

sage said...

Nice having that tree as a memory and reminder... Merry Christmas!

Blue Bunny said...

you and yor famlee sure are livin' the good fun life.

you are awesim!!

eet LOTS of kookies.

i like that tree so mutch. maybe i come ovir later today to your sister's too.

wit loves from me and my jannie and famlee. (my jannie into the wine today, so i reeding the blogs.)

oxoxooxox

Chatty Crone said...

Merry Christmas to you! sandie♥

Snaggle Tooth said...

ooo I want to try those cookies! (I've eaten enough tho-
A nice tree recycle- Glad it has more use! Free fireworks are always fun. Glad Monroe had fun n didn't get frostbite- as he would've here last night! we're cold- but still may get rain instead of snow in the morning-

Merry Christmas!
to Lynn n your family!

LL Cool Joe said...

That's a lovely looking tree!

Have a wonderful Christmas Lynn, and I look forward to hearing all about it soon!

Riot Kitty said...

That is a sweet tree indeed! It all sounds wonderful.

Ileana said...

Glad you have your mom's tree near you and are making her favorite cookies. Enjoy these days with the love and joy that family brings!

Betty Manousos said...

dear lynne,

merry christmas!!

blessings~

Leonora said...

Oh, your Christmas sounds magical Lynn! A very Merry Christmas to you and blessings throughout the coming new year.

Lynn said...

Thanks everyone for coming by while I was fairly internet-less in the Florida wilderness. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Huzzah! I love to see people doing things for their elders in nursing homes :) It is such a wonderful gift. And that's a beautiful tree. Have a Happy holiday.