Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The work was done, orders packed and shipped, quiches and casseroles baked,   cocktails flowing, presents opened and the snow fell.  in a blink of an eye it was over......Christmas 2012 all wrapped up.

                         what a nice holiday season. 
Even in the blur of it all,  I was still able to enjoy and savor the season.  I hope you did too.     It was a lovely Christmas eve downtown with my family, watching the snow fall,  and opening tiny presents in my little apartment.

                                Just My mom,  Ian, Jackson, Fiona, the dogs and myself........
  Who says teens are too old for stuffed toys..   :)   I'm so happy he liked it....sweet boy of 
it was nice and quiet down here....

                                                   with my little fake tree....
                                            and treasured ornaments,  both vintage and new.....
    just the dogs and me after everyone left.....I cooked into the wee hours for the Christmas day feast at Ian's house the following day.....my jeans were tight just looking at the food.  good grief.
I came home afterwards and took a long and much needed nap.  I woke up and decided to go to the movies by myself since Ian was taking the kids to his folks house.  I have never done that before,  so it was kind of exciting,  especially to go alone on Christmas day.   I saw the Silver lining playbook movie.  oh my word.   excellent!
It was definitely full of things to think about.
I came home had a glass of wine,  turned up some vintage Frank Sinatra, with dogs curled up by my side,  what a perfect ending to the Christmas day.

  So on that note,  I am off to drink my tea and think cozy thoughts about the coming year.
I have lots of ideas and can't wait to get them out......but for now I need more rejuvenating sleep.  I sure can use it.   I bet you can too. 
peace to all of you,  I hope you had a wonderful day,


  1. Your Christmas sounds wonderful and relaxed and to get snow too wowee! I live on my own and for me too it's been a time to recharge and think through new projects. I look forward to seeing some of yours Merry Christmas from The Pea Pod x

  2. Love You Catherine Dear and Bless Your Sweet Heart. Thank You for showing so many of us that diverse situations can be happy when you sprinkle some maturity and understanding on the matter at hand, especially during the holiday time. Your Children will always Cherish You Catherine for being the Peace maker. As I have mentioned to you before Dear ... your post are an inspiration in lots of ways to many. I hope 2013 brings you many smiles, bright, happy and cheerful days. Especially Peace of Mind and Heart ... and Good Health to You and Your Bambino's! Happy New Year Dear :)
    p.s. and lots and lots of Sleep!

  3. Sounds like a lovely Christmas.
    I hope you are able to relax a little bit and I can't wait to see what new things you come up with in the New Year.
    You are an inspiration to me. :)