Hello, ALL SEASONS bloggers,
Your posts with your experiences and landscapes were fabulous as always! Love all of different experiences that make up a season. Also, that you visit some of the other participants:)
In between feasts it’s kind of tricky sometimes to keep one’s focus. Hence my somewhat frivolous domestic post. My strategy against wandering without purpose is to keep lists to keep inherited traditions, as well as enjoy whatever you or you or the family comes up with.
THIS week, the link list is still open from Sunday through Wednesday.
Looking ahead, the week of (Sunday) Dec. 18 (ALL SEASONS – Tomorrow’s Dreams) and the next week – Dec. 25 (ALL SEASONS – December 25), the link list is open the whole week, so you can link whenever you have some free moments. I’ll be away from the computer for most of the time, but I’ll comment whenever I can for the last two weeks of December.
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Love there is now a variety in Poinsettia colors.
Lists for everything (my adult kids joke about it)! Groceries, packing for a trip, planning for a vacation, etc. And then there are the list of notes, what I need to do to finish a painting successfully – really:)
The Christmas List
1. Which kind of Christmas tradition did or do you, or would you like?
2. Presents or not?
3. How much do you dress up your living place?
4. How much do you eat special dishes and candy, desserts?
5. Do you buy/have a special dress, sweater, suit, hat, scarf, ear ringes, etc.?
My own answers are on the bottom
Jackson is the town in the middle of Gold Rush country causing people in 1849 to come from all over the world looking for gold. When driving through it two years ago, we looked at each other, and agreed that “yeah, we could live here.” Jackson’s stores compete every Christmas for the prize of the best Christmas window. Kind of like that tradition.
7 grand kids and 5 adults (except for hubby and I) do require a list. My memory is not that great! Yes, the hat is part of the list, for my grandson who is already getting past his two older sisters in height.
Am not going to be cold! with a sweater, leggings and boots
If you would ask me ….
- Growing up in Holland, Christmas was celebrated by the Advent (the 4 Sundays before Christmas) and the Christmas service in church. We had a tree at home, and a nice meal.
Living in the US, the focus was more on celebrating it with the family, and an elaborate meal.
- In lean years no presents (during graduate school Christmas presents were given to us by a number of families got together on this). In the fat years, we made it a rule not to go in debt for this time of the year.
- Christmas tree, a wreath on the door, and Christmas lights outside. It does not go further than that. Wrapping presents in Christmas paper – no bags, bows, etc. etc.
- In December we eat and snack more. We alternate who cooks Christmas dinner.
My favorite extras are peppermint bark, chocolate in any form, eggnog, Christmas bread (Stollen) that has marzipan paste in it, and home made quiche for Christmas morning.
- The previous years I limited it to a Christmas sweater, since I had to look flawless for my job. Now, I still start my search way ahead before the occasion. I found a great dress in Oct.
Next week I’ll be more serious:)
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