Wishing You Peace & Good Health

Wishing everyone peace and good health this holiday season!

A Christmas Eve surprise was in store for me, as my childhood friend found a way to contact my family, leaving her telephone number with my Mom. Mom passed the number on to me, so that I could make contact. I did just that on Christmas Eve Day, and goodness it was good to hear that distant voice, much changed over the 53 years since we last saw one another. She is an amazing woman, and it was wonderful to hear of her journey through the years. We want to have a sit down visit soon, but will have to wait until the pandemic fizzles out, whenever that may be.

Attila and I are having a very quiet Christmas here at Mist Cottage. Our one Christmas gift to ourselves was a Tomato Mill / Meat Grinder, which we used a few weeks ago to make our own Sausage Patties. It seemed appropriate to enjoy a Christmas Eve dinner with Sausage Patties, and a variety of vegetables. It was lovely.

Today we have interacted with our distant loved ones using the technology of the times, which is not the same or as nice as being with them. We are grateful for it just the same.

Attila has been out in the garden today, Christmas Day, harvesting Brussels Sprouts for our Christmas Dinner. He is roasting the turkey, and preparing all of the rest of the meal. We have a few chocolate treats that were handed out as some sort of promotion in his workplace, last spring. He hid those away in the freezer, so as to bring them out for our Christmas Celebration. He also baked Gingerbread Cookies yesterday. I baked Panettone, Mincemeat Squares, and regular bread for the turkey dressing. Since our turkey is brined, I cannot eat the gravy made from the drippings. My solution was to make a batch of sodium free Onion Gravy yesterday, which will be reheated for me today. I will eat a small portion of the turkey meat, which should keep my sodium intake under control. Hopefully we will never received brined poultry or meat again!

The dreary, grey skies are drizzling fine rain over the soggy snow in the yard. We have just emerged from a cold spell. The weather is all over the place. The weather does what it wants. Meanwhile we are grateful to be so cozy in our small and humble abode.



Updated on Thu, Dec 23, 8:05 AM
-13 °C
Wind 5 W km/h
Humidity 84 %
Visibility 19 km
Sunrise 7:41 AM
Wind gust 8 km/h
Pressure 102 kPa
Ceiling 9100 m
Sunset 4:32 PM

Updated on Sat, Dec 25, 12:15 PM
-1 °C
Wind 11 NE km/h
Humidity 96 %
Visibility 11 km
Sunrise 7:41 AM
Wind gust 16 km/h
Pressure 99.7 kPa
Ceiling 300 m
Sunset 4:33 PM


“The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.”
James M. Barrie
1860 – 1937

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Merry Christmas old friends. Miss you. Glad for your reconnection to your friend! Wishing for many more!

Anonymous Joan brennan

Lol that was me!


Maggie, all best wishes to you and Attila for the holiday season.

Eileen Barton

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Attila, Maggie!


I’m glad you had a happy Christmas, (except for salty turkey). I hope and pray 2022 brings you all only good fortune!


Maggie, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Attila. It’s wonderful that you and your friend reconnected!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Attila!

Bex Crowell

Happy Holidays to you both.


Merry Christmas Maggie. Wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy New Year. Wonderful that you can still enjoy some tidbits from your garden. We cherish every little thing we can eat fresh this time of year.