Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It’s Time


It’s time.

It’s time

to wrap the gifts-

no second guessing allowed...

no should have, could have.

It’s time, as my husband says,

to shut it down.


It’s time to

slow down.

It’s time

to remember the words of my mother,

when she really wanted my attention.

“Laura Ellen?”

Me:  Yes m’am?





It’s time to share

a Christmas message


just for you.



Everything is going to be OK.


I am linking to White Wednesday.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What beautiful ornaments -- yes, today a wrapping and "wrap it up" day at my house too. Tomorrow is baking and fluffing for company -- then....just enjoy!

Cass @ That Old House said...

You are absolutely right! It IS time.

I am spending the day with my daughters -- out to lunch and then visiting some old haunts. A quiet day -- no mall!

Stunning images; thanks for the quiet blogging moment to enjoy them.

Merry Christmas!


Nancy's Notes said...

Stunning photographs Miss Laura.

Thanks for the wrapping it up check, it's that time for me too! What a sweet message, everything "is" going to be okay.

Merry Christmas sweet friend.


Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

I have set my pace through tomorrow, to allow time for some Christmas baking. Working full time, unfortunately, affects my time to really indulge in the holidays and get done early. After all these years, I have fallen into a routine that works for me and I still get an awful lot done that I want and need. Christmas Eve is all about the hanging out with family and friends, so my shut down time will be tomorrow night around 9pm. Happy Holidays Laura.

Karen said...

GREAT message! Your pictures are fabulous, Laura.

Theresa said...

Beautiful pictures and I love the "time to shut it down"! It SURE is time to shut it down! I am still wrapping this morning but JUST about finished! The house needs to be tidy and the grocery shopping needs to get done TODAY! THEN I can relax!

Have a blessed day! HUGS and wishes for the Merriest of Christmases!

Deb said...

great reminder Laura....stop the hustle and bustle...and enjoy...

Low Tide High Style said...

Laura, this exactly what I needed to hear this morning so thank you my friend! I still haven't wrapped, baked or about 100 other things still left on my "to do" list, but hey it's ok! My husband likes to say...time to let it go!

Merry Christmas my friend!

Kat :)

Oh and PS, though I haven't comments I LOVED all of your previous posts, the basketball game, and your twitter day of shopping!

Apron Senorita said...

Hi Laura,

I have been following your blog for a while now and have really enjoyed your posts. I just read about you and spending time with Karen from Ladybug Creek. After blogging for several months with Karen, I was honored to meet her in person a couple of weeks ago. It is a small wonderful world.

Merry Christmas,
Apron Senorita

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Good words of advice with those lovely, lovely photos today!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoy the holidays!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Stunning photos.
It's time!
Merry Christmas.

Pondside said...

Things have slowed down here - it's time....and yes, it will all be alright because we are together!

Blondie's Journal said...

Great advice! It's so hard with girls, hard being a girl, hard to say no, even to myself!

Love all your pretty ornaments. Your tree must look spectacular!

Happy Holidays, Laura!

Vicki@MorePowerfulBeyondMeasure said...

It really it, isn't it? Going to be OK, and it really is time! Lovely ornaments!
Merry Christmas! Best, Vicki

LPC said...

Laura - me too, I'm with you. Time to focus on what's here in the room. Much affection, Merry Chritmas, and all my best. Lisa

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh...I thought that MyHero was the only weirdo (apologies to YOUR hubby) that said...Time To Shut It Down. Huh? Do I look like we live in a bar? lol

I am getting to that point too...only one more small tree to stick up in the girls Hugs- Diana ps. A VERY Merry Christmas to you!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Everyone is right, great photos. Your photos look like they could be in magazine.

Jojo said...

I was briefly distracted by the beautiful ornaments, particularly the pearl one! Yes, it is time to "be still," finding that spiritual serenity in order to enjoy the season.

Merry Christmas!

June said...

And I am so glad that it is that time...I am ready to just sit back and enjoy my family Laura.

Your pictures are so lovely.

I want to wish you and your dear family a Merry Christmas!!!
hugs to you...

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Laura. I love your writing. The pics are great, too, but even if there were no pics, I'd still read your blog. Love your style and your message. You go, girl! Merry Christmas - or, as I used to say to my French students - Joyeux Noël! Linda

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Thanks for the permission to "stop"!

Merry Merry Christmas! May your stocking be filled with blessings!

Hugs, Carrie

CHERI said...

My sweet husband has often said the same thing to me during bad times...he always can be so positive. Unfortunately my Christmas busy-ness came to an abrupt halt almost a week ago now when I got violently sick and took to my bed! Fortunately, I will make a full recovery by Christmas day. Sure hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and the most blessed New Year ever.

trash talk said...

If you say it's so...I believe it.


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