Blogmas Day 25: Merry Christmas!

Blogmas Day 25: Merry Christmas!

Christmas morning is always an early morning for me. The early morning reverie is my time to remember loved ones who shared Christmases past, and to mourn the loss of innocence that continues to exist in the world. I often shed a few tears. I don’t share this time with anyone, but sit in the silent hours of early morning darkness, gazing at the gaily lit tree, honouring what was and is good.

Eventually daylight creeps into the room, heralding the morning. In the present tense I feel thankfulness for having a cozy home, good food, and someone to share it with.

Attila and I exchanged gifts, listening to Carols, our favourite is Pavarotti. Our gifts to each other are either food, or practical items. Attila got loppers from me, and I received canning and baking equipment from him. We will enjoy using our gifts!

We have spoken to Attila’s Mom this morning, she is spending Christmas morning on her own, with no plans, and I think she is feeling a little lonely. We had a nice chat. We live in different countries, and the distance is too far for visiting. Thank goodness for technology. Attila’s brother and his family live within a few blocks of his Mom; I feel a bit of disgust for a son who would leave his widowed mother sitting alone on Christmas Day.

I have been emailing and messaging my Mom and sisters this morning, another triumph of technological connections. All is well in their world.

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast here this morning. I seldom eat eggs, as they are high in cholesterol. I love eggs. So my special Christmas Breakfast was fried eggs on toast with mayonnaise, a sprinkling of black pepper, and a glass of cranberry juice. Attila had sausage and gravy with toast, and a glass of mango juice.

I have been eyeing the chocolate that Attila gave me for Christmas, but have been able to resist so far. He found Chocolate Drops for me, knowing that my Mom put them in my Christmas Stocking when I was a kid. Just one of those special little things.

Attila received an imported jar of canned sausages from me, and I believe those will slowly disappear over the next few weeks, as he conducts his midnight raids on the refrigerator. Most nights Attila arises at some point to eat, hunger wakes him up. He is a regular PAC-Man when it comes to food.

Christmas Day will pass quietly and peacefully here at Mist Cottage.

Peace and love and joy from my house to yours!



Date: 10:00 AM EST Tuesday 25 December 2018
Condition: Partly Cloudy
Pressure: 102.9 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: -10.2°C
Dew point: -13.6°C
Humidity: 76%
Wind: NNE 8 km/h
Wind Chill: -15
Visibility: 24 km


“We only know of one duty, and that is to love.”
Albert Camus
1913 – 1960


  1. Sandra

    Merry Christmas Maggie to you and your family. Like you we are having a quiet day at home, just the two of us with phone calls, messages and video chats with family far and wide. With an extremely busy year behind us I am now getting back into catching up with blogging friends. I am a loyal longtime reader of your blog and especially enjoyed your adventures in canning and preserving this year.

  2. Thank you Sandra, and Merry Christmas to you and yours! So glad to hear from you again, I hope your year was a satisfying busy! Canning is so much fun! I have to say though, eating the canned goods is even more fun! Yesterday Attila opened a jar of Green Tomato Relish, and he says it is even better now than when I made it.
    Wishing you a prosperous and happy 2019!

  3. sbose2017

    Merry Christmas Maggie. Your Christmas sounds wonderful! I hope 2019 brings you joy and happiness. Does Attila’s mom have a computer. If she does, maybe you could Skype with her (and your family too). I think it’s still free. You’d see each other through your web cams 🙂

  4. Merry Christmas Sandy! Wishing you health and happiness in 2019.

    Attila’s Mom does have a computer, but so far we haven’t been able to get it going for Skype. I send her all sorts of stuff via email, which is not as good as Skype, but I can send cards and pictures, and even attached little videos. Skype is a great idea.

  5. Teri

    Merry Christmas, Maggie! We had a nice Christmas with DH’s older son. Got together for brunch and then went to a movie. Surprisingly, our local cinema even had their usual Tuesday low prices, which was nice.

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