Merry Christmas

Peace and joy to you and yours!

A special Merry Christmas to my Mom, down in Florida, hope you have an enjoyable, sunny, and warm day Mom!

Merry Christmas to anyone who visits here today, so glad of your company!

Attila and I are enjoying a quiet morning, as the wind whips the clouds along at high speed just outside our door. The sky is streaked with clouds this morning, with an occasional hint of blue. After the solid gray skies over the last few weeks, this is positively cheerful!

Our Christmas cheer consists of food, food, food! Attila received small items of delight, such as olives and kippers. I received a set of antique bottles, collected from our camp lot, cleaned and wrapped just for me by Attila.

We are enjoying each other’s company, being warm, watching Mist sleep in Attila’s chair, and anticipating our Christmas feast.

Worldly Distractions

Weather

5°C
Date: 8:00 AM EST Thursday 25 December 2014
Condition: Cloudy
Pressure: 99.9 kPa
Tendency: rising
Visibility: 24 km
Temperature: 4.8°C
Dewpoint: 1.5°C
Humidity: 79%
Wind: WSW 45 gust 71 km/h

Quote

“I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

17 Comments

  1. Bex

    A very merry and happy Christmas to you and Atilla and Mist (why did I think it was spelled “Myst”?), Maggie. Your downsized Christmas offerings sound a lot like ours. We didn’t use (and waste) any wrapping paper this year, we just put each small item into a food store plastic bag… I told Paul I thought that Market Basket should have put out brightly colored plastic bags for the whole month of December, some red and green plaids maybe? – so we who don’t like using and buying and wasting wrapping paper could use the bags and they would look more festive! Maybe I should put that idea in their suggestion box?

    love from Crow Cottage!

  2. Merry Christmas from the mountain. David arrived very late last night – thrilled because so many flights had been cancelled. We nibbled on some foods at midnight and collapsed into bed. We’ve had a festive morning but quiet like we prefer. David is out running the balmy streets of Clifftops where I live. I’ve been puttering with simple food preparations.

    We all are abundantly blessed, aren’t we?

    Love, Reenie

  3. NORA

    Evening Maggie,

    Tidings to your mother. A merry Christmas to you, Attila Mist and the family.

    The clouds sound interesting. A sky for me without clouds is empty. I love clouds. It is sunny and 56* here. It was suppose to rain so this was a surprise.

    Antique bottles! I love glass/bottles/containers. I bet those are nice bottles. Of course I am curious about them. I used to collect purple glass. I had a telephone insulator that was purple. I had never seen one before and wanted to know more. I learned that originally it was clear but with the continual sun’s rays it turned purple because it contained magnesium or was it manganese? One of those!

    Your home sounds warm and embraced by a triangle of love. Cheers!

    x0x0x0x0x

  4. LOL Nora, the new drink of choice Attila Mist! Funny, I read right through the sentence and did not notice, I must of written in the comma in my mind.

    When I find the perfect spot for my bottles I will take a photo of them. One of them is very old, it has an old cork in it, and was probably a medicine bottle, I think it would be from sometime in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The rest are a later vintage, the 1920s to the 1940s. One is an old liquor bottle. One is an old ketchup bottle. One is an old spice bottle, looks like a McCormicks spice bottle. All of them were used and discarded by the people who lived in the small village where my Grandparents had their store.

    We have had a lovely Christmas; feeling very lucky about it!

    Cheers, Maggie
    x0x0x0x0x

  5. TopsyTurvy (Teri)

    Our Christmas Eve was very foggy, right up until almost midnight. Then the wind whipped through and took the fog with it while bringing in rain. Christmas was nondescript, which is just as well as our day was a full one. No white Christmas around here, that’s for sure. Today, we had about an hour of bright, lovely sunshine – and then more low clouds. I hope this isn’t going to be a gray winter.

    Your Christmas sounds lovely, Maggie. I too love antique bottles. Nora’s purple sounds exquisite, though I’ve always liked the cobalt blue ones myself. And even the clear ones, if they have unique shapes.

    The merriest of Christmases to you, Attila and Mist!

  6. NORA

    Maggie, The bottles sound very interesting. Makes me want to start collecting again!

    Tops, My sister in really into cobalt blue ‘anything’. She painted her bedroom that color!

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