Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

So Good

Christmas was so good this year, filled with the things I love most about the holiday. My girls, crafting many of their gifts, which always makes me so proud of them. Melissa found a clear lamp at the thrift store that she used for my mom's gift, after she partially filled it with seashells and Epsom salt, which looked kind of magical in a way I wouldn't have believed from the description. Stephanie colored her own wrapping paper, and made beeswax lip balm for her mom; then she, Meredith, Melissa, and I made a huge batch of scented bath salts, putting them into jars I had been saving for awhile. There were multiple batches of Rice Krispie treats, fudge, gingerbread, and cookies, along with quiche and pie, and lots more good food, eaten at all hours. There was knitting, of course, and talking, laughter, music, coffee, family, and Christmas Eve church. There was quiet time too, for resting and relaxing, and looking at the lights on the tree. And there was love.


Hoping your day was a good one. Merry Christmas!