- My committee at church, which I am chairlady of, is responsible for putting up this tall tree, getting it decorated with Chrismons, and putting out poinsettias, etc. We do a lot of other stuff, but this is the fruit of our recent labors. The Chrismons were made by the women of the church as a project in the 1970s - a lovely and meaningful project, I think, and a lovely tradition.
- Peppermint puffs were my mother's favorite candy. We always bought tubs like this for her to have at assisted living. She kept some in a bowl on a table there to share with assistants and friends, who visited. Co-worker Joanne brought this one in yesterday and I took a photo with my phone and texted it to my sister, asking, "Who does this make you think of?" "Awwww!" she replied.
- Two great nephews are already at the farm in Florida to celebrate Christmas with their grandparents, who LOVE to babysit them. Their mom is there, too, and their dad will be there tomorrow, along with their Great Aunt Lynn. Monroe, at two years and four months, is just the right age to help decorate cupcakes. My sister texted this photo last night, saying it "looks like Olaf!" "Who is Olaf?" I asked. "A character in the animated film, Frozen." I hear so much about that little film that I think I should watch it sometime.
What did we do before texting? I got a lovely one from Riot Kitty yesterday, saying "I thought of you!" It was of a sign in a shop window that said, "SHARE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL" Isn't that nice? Love happy texts like that. Thanks friend!