Tuesday, December 20, 2005

A Wonderful Life

There is so much I love about this season that I hardly know where to begin. I love the anticipation on the drive home, and how it builds the closer I get to my house. I know that the moment I open that mail box I will find Christmas Cards from my friends and family. I get such a thrill from that. I find that my spirits lift sky high when I see  red envelopes or handwritten address. Nothing can compete with the delight of  holding them, opening them and reading them.

I wish I could trade cards all year long. But it is not that easy. I should be happy and content that I hear from long lost friends at least once a year. I wish I could hold on to it longer.

I love the smell of the Christmas tree. It begins to fade in short time, so a candle from Walmart has been unexpectedly wonderful. I went back to purchase a few more and they were sold out!! At three stores!

I love egg nog. I think I love egg nog too much. Thank God it is only during the holidays! The Southern Comfort vanilla spice was a pleasant surprise! It has quickly been ushered in as a  new Christmas staple.

I love buying things for other people. I do not like shopping in crowded stores, and I have put off doing this for way too long. I will find myself once again among the procrastinators and panicked stricken in the last few shopping days. But.....I know exactly what I want, so it shouldn't be too awful.

I love all the cookies that are offered to everyone at work! It is as if everyone tries to chip in and bring an assortment. It has been wonderful at this new facility! And I just realized that everyone is probably wondering when my contribution to the expanding waist line will appear. Guess I know what I will be doing tomorrow night!

I love Christmas Lights. I love getting into the car and driving slowly around in the neighborhoods and oooohhhhing and aaaahhhing.

I love the feeling that comes over me, knowing that I have a wonderful family and a wonderful husband, and a wonderful job, and a wonderful life.

A wonderful life. I rejoice knowing  I realize that.



my78novata said...

OH i love all this too. You know......... I bet you were trying to get that glade oil scent candle. I found some at target in lexington at hamburg. OUR walmart is sold out too. I really just wnat to buy the candle tell you the truth. But i love giving nad the lights and yes egg nog with a little extra nog

readmereadyou said...

I loved this......It reminded me of the season the way it should be. Yes, starting with those cards that are so welcome in the mailbox. Sometimes, I love the Interent and other times, I miss those hand written notes, cards and letters that used to be a part of my every day life before the Internet.
And people do have a different way about them at Christmas from those at the office to the neighbors and of course, the family.....everyone seems to try to share themselves just a bit more and it is special.
Thanks for all of the reminders of the blessings we have this time of year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

blondepennierae said...

How lovely this was to read.  I love all that too.  Memories are made of this!  Pennie

mtrib2 said...

Getting a card from someone you were not sure even considered you a friend is a surprize.    Wishing you and your family a good Christmas and a great New Year.    mark

suzypwr said...

This is a lovely entry! So much joy!

mariebm56 said...

That was really beautiful!
I enjoyed reading what you love.
Merry Christmas to you & your family!

oceanmrc said...

Wow!  Merry Christmas!

ally123130585918 said...

I loved this entry - and the things you love about Christmas....Wonderful the things that can make you happy.....Ally

yakima127 said...

Now, HERE is the holiday spirit!  I finally got into the season when I opened one particular Christmas card, and something fell out onto the floor...I was dumbfounded, and so grateful at the same moment.  I could finally let go of some of the grief of not being able to do enough for my child  Our Kel is going to be falling all over himself when he sees what Santa brought...thank you from the bottom of my heart!  JAE

tc01hm said...

Wonderful thoughts for a Wonderful Time of the Year!
I sure like that toasty warm Holiday spirit!

deabvt said...

Aww, terrific!
Happy holidays!

nellemclaughlin said...

I love all of those same things. Well, I have never tried the Southern Comfort you described but trust me, I soon will........like tomorrow evening. :)
Wishing you the Merriest Christmas ever!

artloner said...

Merry Christmas Shug!!  I'm so happy you know.



belfastcowboy75 said...

You are so right to appreciate it all, Mary. Merry christmas to you and Joe.

sunnyside46 said...

feeling your hapjpiness,

somenuttychic said...

Just stopping in to wish you a belated Merry Christmas. This entry made me smile. (For all the right reasons.)

somenuttychic said...

P.S. Congrats on your Vivi! It was well deserved.

loisontheweb said...

   I really meant to make a big batch of egg-nog ... and ... cruise around looking at Christmas displays ...


sunflowerkat321 said...

Southern comfort vanilla spice?  Hmmmm....I wonder if it's still available???