Merry Christmas!

Attila and I are enjoying our day, up at 6:30 a.m., lights on the tree lit, sipping our coffee. It was me, getting us up pre-dawn. My sisters do it too, on Christmas morning. We always have. My Mom says though, that we have mellowed. She remembers us as children, down the stairs on a Christmas morning, sometimes as early as 2:00 a.m., although I don’t remember it that way, to wonder at our stockings stuffed with a colouring book, crayons, a banana, an orange, and chocolate drops.

DSCF0319 Our Christmas tree. Oh how we have enjoyed this tree, and it is a good thing too, because it takes up a large percentage of floor space in our little house! The smell of pine is intoxicating and wonderful.

Raising of cup of good cheer to all, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, and a Happy Holiday. My your day be one of peace!

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Date: 12:00 PM EST Sunday 25 December 2016
Condition: Mainly Sunny
Pressure: 103.9 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: -3.9°C
Dew point: -11.2°C
Humidity: 57%
Wind: NNE 18 gust 31 km/h
Wind Chill: -10
Visibility: 24 km


“Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”

Dr. Joyce Brothers
1928 –

And so I thank you, for reading here, for listening, it is the greatest gift.

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TopsyTurvy (Teri)

Merry Christmas, Maggie! Wishing you and Attila all the warmth and happiness this day can bring!


Maggie wishing you both a Merry Christmas followed by a happy and healthy 2017. I enjoy reading your entries so much, thank you.

Bex C.

That is one beautiful tree! Nothing like a tree in a small room to bring the outdoors in! I will be putting my two tiny trees back in their paper bags and into the basement for another year of waiting to come out again. Happy New Year Maggie, and I am going to make the concerted effort to be more mindful in the new year of expenses going out – that’s my downfall! Now back to my crochet project! Love to you both.

TopsyTurvy (Teri)

It’s been a quiet Christmas up until today, Maggie. I was in for some girl surgery on the 20th but allowed to come back home on the 24th, my and DH’s 10th anniversary. Then today was busy with everyone wanting to come see me.

Today, the wife of DH’s brother brought over a very sweet and sentimental gift – she tried to have a replica made of my and DH’s wedding cake for our anniversary. We were married at their house on Christmas Eve 10 years ago. What a lovely thought!