Tuesday, November 30, 2010
By the Fireside
Hello everyone! Farewell to November and a warm welcome to December. This past month was somewhat eventful here on Vancouver Island with howling and chilling winds, snow and rainfall. I was not too keen to venture outdoors these past two weeks and have been rather happy to stay indoors by the fireside! I made up plenty of hot soups and stews to keep our family warm and nourished. We also enjoyed some wonderful meals with our family and friends. Now my thoughts are on Christmas and all the baking, cooking, crafting and decorating that will take up much time over the next month! I do love it though and I feel inspired and creative during this time of year. My Christmas cookbooks are laid out on my kitchen table, favourite recipes are bookmarked and boxes of decorations are stacked in our hallway - all the trinkets ready for their display. I want to wish everyone a happy December 1st (tomorrow) and I hope everyone is beginning to feel the Christmas spirit. May the glow of Christmas come from time we spend with loved ones, our family and dear friends, and those special to us. Take time to relax.
Here is a cat that knows what the meaning of Christmas is all about!! Sit on a favourite chair by the fireside, close your eyes and dream ! The fuzzy cat belongs to my husband's parents, she has run of their house - beware if anyone attempts to sit in her favourite chair by the fireside!!