Christmas Archive

December 13, 2016

My Christmas Reprise

The end of another lightening fast year.  A lot more silver threads among the gold (not that my hair was gold). My skin, doughier and slipping its mooring. My drooping left eyelid and the drooping left side of my lip are more and more…well, droopy.  And so another Christmas, my 62nd or 63rd. And once […]

December 20, 2012

Christmas reprise

I’m reposting from Christmas, 2009. Much has changed since then, but the good things, the good memories remain unchanged. We’ve added a few sad ones, too…but that’s for another day, another season. So, here it is, amd it comes with my best wishes for a happy, restful time: There are good memories. Certainly, the year […]

January 02, 2010

New year, new snow

If I were in the country tonight, I’d walk in the woods. Snow has just stopped falling and, because there is a full moon behind the clouds, it’s more like late dusk than night. But I’m not in the country tonight. I’m in the city and have just come in from shoveling. With my neighbours […]

December 24, 2009

A Christmas Star

Oh, there are good memories. Certainly, the year my two-year old sister woke early and tore the wrapping from every gift stands out. My mother remembers it well, too – and all too well.  It was the Christmas of the blanket thank-you: we will always treasure whatever it is you gave us. From various Christmases, […]

December 14, 2009

A book found – a lost gem

“The Pillow Book” by Sei Shonagon – it was to this book I referred in my recent blog about lists.  What was lost is found. Thank-you, Jo Edgett, for wrangling this book back to me. Beautiful Jo. On things lost and returned I can spend hours of thought. There’s one great loss to which I return […]