Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas in the day to day


It is in the day to day that Christmas surfaces.

It is in unloading sacks and sacks of groceries,

saying a prayer of gratitude while realizing once again that I bought too much.


It is in the dirty dishes and the adage that

‘many hands make light work’

and in the reflecting I do when alone at that same sink.


It is in casual meals on the patio with family and little white lights twinkling

and Delia’s tamales.


And it is in finding, in the back of a cabinet, my mother’s

small green punch bowl and punch cups.

What a treat.


How do you enjoy the day to day during this wonderful season?


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Every bit is a memory and a treat!
Merry Christmas.

joanne said...

wishing you and yours a joyous Christmas...;j

Karen said...

This is wonderful, Laura! Merry Christmas to you and John, and your wonderful family!!
Ladybug Creek

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks and sounds like you are well organized. "Iffy" weather is predicted when some of my gang is suppose to arrive, so that last trip to the grocery is on hold right now.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

What a great evening! Yummy spread! Merry Christmas!

NanaDiana said...

Merry Christmas, Laura. I love that set of your mothers. What a special find- xo Diana

Pondside said...

What a lovely thing to ponder. I enjoy the cleaning and baking - all the preparations. I think of my mum and how I'm doing things in the same way she has always done.

Lorilee said...

I love the holidays and time spent with family. That punch bowl is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I will have two tamales pretty please. And I may even come back for seconds. Gosh all that food looks delicious, Laura. So rainy and cold here I would gladly come eat out on your patio today.

Merry Christmas!!

Pura Vida said...

Wishing you a blessed and Merry Christmas. I have so enjoyed your wonderful blog! Gina

Marissa said...

OH MY GOSH ~ MRS Harrison!!!! It is you... I don't know if you remember me, I lived on Live oak on the corner for years one of Heather's friends anyhow, I now live in Weslaco I love your blog!! I love your decorating!! I love your style!! I have been reading all night!!!

Thank you for following!!
Merry Christmas & say hello to Heather!

Simply Debbie said...

Happy belated Christmas Laura,
I loved this post...beautifully written and so very true.
I your Mothers small green punch bowl. I have never seen one like that...I collect green. I even have a green glass chandelier.
Happy and Joyful New Year


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