Saturday, December 18, 2010

Frosting

I’ve just come home from our annual faculty Christmas party, held at a co-worker’s home. I love her home. It’s an historic one, built before the Civil War, with a couple of additions, and she and her husband (our favorite dentist ever) have it tastefully decorated for the holidays.

It wouldn’t feel like Christmas if I didn’t see their place.

It was a small party this year, as many of my co-workers couldn’t attend for reasons beyond their control, but all in all it was wonderful. And the food was fantastic.

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I slept in ‘til 7:30 this morning and when I got up, I saw that Jack Frost had left his mark on the bedroom windows.

It’s pretty chilly in our bedroom, which I actually prefer over being too warm. The only drawback is that it’s difficult to get from under those warm covers in the morning.

 

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Today I wrapped presents. I didn’t realize how little I had until I began wrapping everything. That’s never good.

The little snowflake above is actually a strand of garland that I bought as a gift for someone. I wanted one for myself but the shop only had the one. There are about twenty snowflakes in varying sizes along a strand of silver rope. Very beautiful, I think.

I wanted to get some photos before I wrapped it all up.

 

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I laid my jewelry out before I got dressed for the party tonight and thought it looked pretty, so I snapped a photo of it.

It’s fun getting dressed up sometimes, isn’t it?

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There were years in my life that I wished I could have just cancelled Christmas. I am just so glad that this isn’t one of them.

Hope your weekend is a good one.

Love,

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25 comments:

JackDaddy said...

I was wondering how you got a picture of that wonderful snowflake!!!

Reading helps sometimes! :)

Hilary said...

Pretty photos.. all. Gotta love frost on the windows. It's like magic.

bv said...

cancel christmas...yes, i have been there. a few years ago i made a list of what i like/did not like...now i only do the like. like the decorating,like taking time,like creating the gifts,like good music,like the kids in need shopping tour,like really good food,like really good friends, like warm,like peaceful. wishing you a peaceful christmas...bv

deborah said...

So happy you are enjoying the Season! Love the photos

Dawn said...

Love it when Jack Frost stops by. It's a lovely way to wake up!
And yes....there is something about dressing up and playing the part- if only for an evening:)
Happy festive moments!!!

Stacey Dawn said...

Jack Frost is one Fantastic artist!

A New England Life said...

It sounds like a wonderful evening spent with friends! Glad you had a nice time. Hopefully your husband did as well ; )

Cancel Christmas .... don't I wish!

Karen said...

Love your photos, as always, and now you've got me googling for that garland, it's beautiful.

So glad you're having a Christmas that you can enjoy - you certainly deserve the respite.

Now if only we could get some snow up here.. I want to take snowpictures!!!

Hilary said...

Yes, been there......but my opinion is changing. Christmas...to me....is about feeling GOOD about what you can AFFORD to give.
It isn't about getting anything at all.
there is a lot of freedom in that.....maybe because as we get older, what we want/need becomes less and less.

Ann said...

Enjoy the party and the holidays as well...

Love your photos...
thanks for sharing them

texwisgirl said...

Lovely post. I love the Jack Frost gift. :)

Mental P Mama said...

Just wonderful;)

Deb said...

great photos...glad you don't want to cancel Christmas this year..

LivewithFlair said...

Yes! So fun to get dressed up! I love it! Thanks for the gorgeous photos. Enjoy your Sunday. I'm at home still thinking about salmon: www.livewithflair.blogspot.com

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Beautiful! Especially love the garland. Glad you enjoyed the night out, it sounds like a beautiful place.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Beuatiful photos, as usual:) I just love the snowflakes on the window! Wow!

Linda said...

Jack Frost on the windows! I was a child the last time I saw any of his work. Nowadays thermopane windows keep him from painting here. Glad you shared what he left for you.

COUNTRY GAL said...

I have been there to about the canceling Christmas ! Love your photos and post ! Yes it is nice to get all dolled up and go out once in a while! Have a warm and happy day !

Sheila said...

oooh i love Jack Frost skating on windows! How beautiful, i love your pictures, they are so pretty.
x

sharon said...

merry Christmas to you too. Love the pictures!! we are suppose to be in the 60's tomorrow. ha!

mrs mediocrity said...

I'm glad, too, that this isn't one of them. Merry Christmas.

Mary said...

Oh what beautiful images, especially the first one -- gorgeous! We love to have it cold in our bedroom, too. We always sleep with the window open till it gets in the 30's. One morning it was 43 inside! But usually it stays around 53-57. Anything warmer is too warm! lol

ALLY said...

your photos are great!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm not big on XMAS. Sometimes I think I bum other people out with my attitude.

Daryl said...

Did you get that bracelet at JCrew? I wish our windows would look so pretty, its just frickin' freezing in the bedroom ... someone needs to get that plastic that seals windows and cover the damn AC .. grrr .. er.. brrrr