Monday, November 29, 2010

We Need A Little Christmas!

The Monday after Thanksgiving is officially the day I start thinking about Christmas. This weekend I took it easy, crocheted while watching the Bears on TV. Then made the mistake of watching the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, November Christmas. I don't know what made me cry more, the movie or the commercials. Anyway, today I'll put away the autumn and Thanksgiving decorations, and clear the decks for everything Christmas. I started this garland last year and finished it up while watching Anne of Green Gables on our local PBS station. That made me cry too, especially Matthew, the dearest of the characters.
As you can see I was a little sentimental this weekend. Saying goodbye to my daughter, and son Jon is always hard. Having the house filled to the rafters and then so quiet is a hard transition. My nephew Greg came to bring me these beautiful poinsettias on Friday. The sweetness of that act of kindness made my day. I've been an Aunt for 41 years. My nieces and nephews are so very special to me, and they make me feel special too. What a blessing.
Our dear Emma spent Friday and Saturday with us, again, time so special to me. She wrote this on our blackboard...
The things that she wants are the truly important things. At ten years old she is wise beyond her years. I guess I'm still in the Thanksgiving mood, still counting my blessings. Enjoy this beautiful day.

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Pamela said...

Beautiful garland Penny! Your work is just lovely!!
Pamela xo

The Rustic Victorian said...

I know what you mean. Now that garland is so wonderful. I love that more people are making things for the tree instead of buying china imports. Flowers of any kind are super, and the Emma!! well what a great kid, she has her priorities straight.