Wednesday, December 17, 2008

There's a Song in the Air

I've been listening to Christmas carols at my house today. I've had fun singing along as I go about my activities. I've been dreaming of a white Christmas, singing joy to the world and sleigh bells ring, and imagining the kids' version of while shepherds wash their socks by night all seated on the ground and Hark the Hairy Angels Sing.

Miss Kitty's been contentedly stretched out in front of the fireplace, since not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. And as I sit here and write, visions of sugar plums dance in my head. (I plan on making some tomorrow, I'll let you know how they turn out.)

Earlier this afternoon, I went out to do a couple of errands and shop for one gift. When I came out of the shop with my parcel, the wintry twilight had fallen all around, and the modern parking lot was magically transformed into a Currier and Ives Christmas card. It made me feel quite magical myself! It was a wonderful moment, because sometimes I have wished I could live in one of those idyllic winter scenes found on greeting cards.

Now we're all snuggled in for the night, enjoying the ambiance of cozy lights and furry slippers. No wonder I feel songs bubbling up from within!

Wishing you magical tunes for your heart and hearth,


  1. well, it's still snowing in our town and staying on the ground-an unusual situation....

  2. Lin,I hope that unexpectedness of it all doesn't cause undue harm and disability for folks in your area.

  3. That's so funny!!! My dad used to sing about the shepherds washing their socks by night. He loved singing his own Dr Suess-esque renditions of tunes. Omigosh, that took me back to some happy times with him.

    I'll be anxious to hear how the sugar plums turn out. I don't think I've ever had one.

    Isn't it great when you turn a corner and find magic waiting to be discovered? Snow can transform everything, and when you add a few Christmas lights, well... fairies dance in delight, and so do I.

  4. Caryn! I've so missed you! Glad to hear from you and hope things are well.

    What a fun memory of your dad making up his own fun songs!

    Will let you know about the sugar plums -- my first time too. Will share recipe if they turn out.

    Snow...snow...snow.... Rick and I just watched White Christmas with Bing Crosby...I always love the snow song they sing as they're traveling to Vermont on the train.


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