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Robert Frost

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas is Coming

Snow, snow!!! Along with bitter, bitter cold! Yow, what a drastic change! It can only mean one thing...... Winter is here and Christmas is coming!!

I found this fabulous image below on Flickr. It shows the best of the winter season and the festive feeling of Christmas. Oh, I wish my place looked so good!  I wish the cookies were all baked, the gifts all wrapped, the house clean and shiny!  I do have our little tree up and decorated and to my surprise, Guy seems quite uninterested in the whole thing! The rest... still a work in progress.

Well I'm going to get there... sometime soon. Right now I'm still working on listing a few last minute things in my shop.  I always say I'm going to start early and then I underestimate how much work is involved in all of this!! So you may not see much of me for the next week while I finalize all my preparations for the holiday.

christmas is coming

And I haven't even started on Christmas cards yet... somehow it will all get done. If it doesn't, oh well.... because the point is I want some time to actually enjoy the moment.  To see the lights and hear the Christmas music, to enjoy time with family and friends.  It really doesn't have to be perfect, even though that would be nice. Hasn't it been said that perfection is overrated?

So I think tonight after I finish this post, I am going to curl up with the my lap cat (Guy) and a cup of hot cocoa and watch some sappy Christmas movie.  I've been recording a bunch...
........that could be a whole other blog post.

Happy Holidays ~~ Diane


  1. it's now exactly 2 weeks away

  2. Guy is just biding his time until your back is turned and then! That little tree is toast!

  3. A wintry Christmassy post! I love it :) only 13 more days!

  4. Its coming quick this year! I'm NOT ready yet!

  5. Dearest Diane - great minds think alike - my post read pretty similar to yours too - gosh Christmas is only 13 days away! Hope it all comes together too - it probably will but I am with you perfections is very over rated! Hugs!

    1. I agree.. great minds think alike!! Just decided to work on my cards and realized I only have five stamps and no Christmas ones left from last year. Ugh!

  6. Cocoa and kitty sounds good! Stay warm...my dad has been sending me MN pics and updates - yikes!

  7. Diane, eat, drink and be merry! Don't worry about everything! As long as you are happy, everyone will be happy ;o) Give Guy a hug from me and I hope the hot chocolate was good ;o) Hugs ;o)

  8. That sounds like a perfect way to end every day lol! Trust you are enjoying a lovely Christmas season :)

  9. Hello kindred..beautiful collage of images..so festive and lovely!
    Wishing you a magical day...just enjoy and bliss out...
    Blessings kindred..

  10. Ahhh! I'm not ready yet!

    Gorgeous images. :)

  11. A great way to end the day! Do what you can, and don't stress. The holidays are all about having fun, and spending time with people (and furry/feathery friends) we love.

  12. Dear Diane, I sympathised and agreed with every word you said! Like you, I’m trying to list things for Christmas, but it is all a bit of an uphill struggle. My November holiday didn’t help – but it was a lot of fun! Enjoy your films and Guy, I’m sure it will all get done – and if not – oh well there is always next year! Love Barbara xx


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