Spiced apple cider
sweet chocolates with sprinkles
freshly baked cookies
just out of the oven.
We delight in it all
bite by bite
sip by sip
with our eyes closed in bliss.
Winter is a monster who nibbles at your bones
more then any other time of the year
you smell so delicious
and you probably taste like it too.
Inpspired By The Winter Creative Portal Prompt: The Tastes of Winter
A home is a place that reflects who you are on the outside
and it reflects who you are on the inside
You should be able to be yourself at home
and celebrate all of those things that make you who you are.
“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”
Australian Advent Calendar: Getting Your House In Order
Yesterday I found a sealed box of unsent Christmas cards in my pantry.
On the front of the card was a cute little Golden Retriever Puppy covered in glitter snow sitting in front of a crooked wooden fence with his head tilted to the side.
He was wearing a scarf.
Glitter and country road fence aside the dog was cute, but let’s face it.
The cards never got sent.
However this year, I found the perfect cards to send- thank you Mysterious Package Company!
I’m sending the cute dog cards to some of my friends and family and I’m sending these to the others.
I wonder which list will have what names on them.
At this point, I see some worried people heading to their mailboxes ( do people even USE those anymore ) because I always manage to get it wrong when it comes to really knowing what is going on inside of the heads of the people I know.
Mysterious Package Co Christmas Cards HERE
Last year I really tried to deck the halls and get into the swing of things- but I’m notorious for getting Christmas gifts that suck and that nobody really likes- I mean if you want to know how to screw up gift cards as presents, just ask me.
It’s not like I’ve given out voodoo dolls or edible bugs, shrunken heads or those little plush toys that look like germs, maybe I should. Maybe that’s what people expect from me and when I drop the ball and go traditional , maybe it’s a let down.
I don’t know.
Until this minute I hadn’t considered that.
Now there’s a thought.
This Christmas season I promised myself I would read some Victorian Era Ghost stories ( check ) I would do something creative everyday ( check ) oh and I haven’t done any baking yet but I have eaten some great store bought treats so ( kind of check ).
Do you know what I haven’t done?
Stressed out over the holidays- but I think that finding those cool cards- which I’m using as story prompts so fair warning, got me off to a good start.
So if I can get through this Holiday without wanting to walk around with a blanket over my head ( as my dog likes to do, for his own reasons ) I would consider that a win.
Now here is a little Christmas music for you to enjoy for you to enjoy as you maybe write out some cards or toss back a cookie or two- or you know A LOT of cookies.
But whatever you do, make sure you do it in your own unique way.
Inspired By Made In Australia Advent Calendar: Christmas Letters From Australia