Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas From A to Z – part 2

G – Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh
The gifts brought to the Christ Child. Gold, representing His Kingship. Frankincense, a symbol for His role as High Priest. Myrrh, for embalming, acknowledging His future sacrifice.

H – Holly
Lovely decoration. The prickly leaves represent Christ’s crown of thorns, the red berries are His blood. From a very early age I have known that Christmas is just the prelude to Easter.

 I – Icicles
I am SO GLAD that we don’t live in an area where we have to be careful walking out the front door and worrying about icicles breaking off the eaves and skewering us!! They are very pretty to view, though…I just prefer the electric kind.

J – Jesus
I really don’t have to say anything further, do I?  

Didn’t think so.

K – Kris Kringle
Why is there a picture of a doggy? And why a cocker spaniel? That doesn’t start with K!! The only reason I included this name was so I could tell a story. When I was about 6, we got a cocker spaniel. He was one of two pups that were born on Christmas Day. One was named Kris, the other was named Kringle. We got Kringle. He was a good doggy. 

L – Linus’ declaration

I am still thrilled every time I hear this. And I’m so glad that it’s still allowed to be said on TV.

M – Mistletoe
I usually have 2 or 3 mistletoe arrangements hanging up at Christmas. One year I made several balls from cut up Christmas cards with artificial mistletoe hanging below for ornaments to hang in doorways.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas from A to Z – part 1

This is one of those things on Facebook that go from one person to another. I decided to do all of them and break it into a 4 part series. This would be something fun to do at a party.

I love Christmas angels. I do not care that the only angels mentioned in the bible have male names. I have no problem with angels that look feminine. Over the years I have collected a number of angels that can go on the top of the tree. I even have a cat angel. 

I LOVE wrapping presents, and boxes are the best shape to wrap. It seems most people use gift bags anymore, and for odd shapes, that works well. But if I can find a box to put an odd shaped gift in, that’s what I do.

There is nothing more festive that candles at Christmas. When I was young, we would go driving around in the fancy neighborhoods to see what kind of lights people had put up. There was one huge house that had a candle in EVERY window. And there were a LOT of windows! I thought that looked so cool. You can’t do that if you have cats, thought. That’s just asking for trouble…

You CANNOT go overboard with decorations at Christmas! More is more! Most is BEST! Again, with cats you have to be careful. But I have so much in the way of Christmas stuff I can still find a home for a lot of it.

I will admit it right now. I don’t care for eggnog. When I was little, my brother and I would get to have eggnog cut in half with milk, because it was so rich. I’d drink it, but never got excited about it. Later as an adult, I tried it with rum or whiskey in it. Still don’t care for it. Just give me the whiskey in lemon/lime on the rocks…

I LOVE a good fruitcake. Emphasis on GOOD. Heavy, rich, moist, full of candied fruit and SOAKED in booze. I can make a meal of it.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Out Of Steam

Sorry, dear Reader(s)…can’t seem to get it together this week. Haven’t felt good most of the week and just have nothing to say. There won’t be a blog next week, either. Thanksgiving will be a family time and I’m not going to worry about trying to slap something together.

That’s it. See ya in a couple of weeks.