My tree is decorated, the gifts are purchased, wrapped and under the tree, some of my Christmas cookies are made - at least the cookie dough is prepared, and the holiday cooking is in full swing!
This holiday has been a very carefully staged event. Nothing too big, just the basics. Time spent with family enjoying the season, gazing at my very lovely Christmas tree, rubbing the ears of my dear, dear grand dogs and crocheting. Yes, time spend on crafts that give me a peaceful feeling. (Knitting would give me more peace, but the project under the deadlines is crochet.)
And here is the biggest Christmas gift of all ...
an English Bull Dog, named Meathead,
who is healthy, happy, ornery, stubborn, and loving.
How dear that gift is. In the beginning of November we feared that this dear soul our family has come to love with an intensity that is fearsome ... this dear dog might not make it to Christmas. He is well and appears to be going strong!
The best gifts don't come wrapped in holiday paper and ribbons!
Merry Christmas to all!
Posting will resume after Christmas.