I believe in the goodness of people.
I believe in the Magic of Christmas.
I believe in warm and loving conversations.
and yes! I believe in Santa Clause.
Merry Christmas Y’all!
Friday night my girls were in a little Christmas recital.
Kathryn played the harp, piano and then she brought the house down when she sang – My Fair Lady’s “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” . She was fabulous. . . or should I say, It was all simply Loverly.
If I were honest, I would honestly tell you this
is was what I’m I was looking at right now when I started this post:
I am looking at my beautiful 15 year old daughter while she is studying for her Anatomy exam. Both Kathryn and Stephen take this class from Dr. Bennett. Here is were I interrupt everything because, I have to say . . . PRAISE GOD!!! and then I will go on to tell you how I can’t teach science and how I thank God for Dr. Bennett every time I see these kids working hard in this class. . . and that is often. This is one hard class! then I have to say again firmly:
THANK GOD for Dr. Bennett!
So here is the thing – Through this past week we have established: I am a cheater.
With the excepting of Mrs. Claus, it seems to me that everyone is okay with cheating. To tell you the truth. . . I’m not worried about Mrs. Claus’s husband Santa at all. . . I have a plain for that. It involves fudge. My sister, Lucy, says I’m the best fudge maker EVER! In fact, I am feeling quite encouraged and confident Santa will like my fudge enough to leave me something VERY nice for Christmas.
Because this photo seems more Halloween-ish then Christmas-ish and I know we are all running around like crazy trying to get IT all done before the big day. I am not going to post this photo. It seems to me we need something more calm and “peaceful” then a photo of a girl with a skull in her hands.
Day 7 – the View from
here Hunting Island.
Remember when I told you yesterday the Best Nana took us to Fripp Island last week? This view is from Hunting Island looking on to Fripp.
Now I ask you. . . Isn’t this a better view???
Day 6 and I have to say, WOW! I have done this! Okay, mostly. One day I cheated and only posted a photo on Facebook. . . a day late. . . but, who’s counting?
Today’s entry is a burst of red.
If you know anything about the guy in this photo – you would know he is bursting in this jump. This is BIG for him. REALLY big!
and if you haven’t guessed. . . the Best Nana
took us to the beach last week. We were all bursting.
Day 5 ~ Someone that I love
This one was HARD for me. . . there are so many people in my life how I can I choose just one?
I did what I do best. . . I cheated. I decided to post a photo that’s not really the best photo but, the photo that makes me smile the most. I also picked a photo that shows just some of the people in my life that truly makes my heart flutter.
I love this photo because of the way they are touching fists. They were talking about working together on something and everyone was excited. I don’t remember what it was. I just happened to click and they just happened to look. . . all at the same time.
Since I’m cheating anyway. . . I figured I would go all the way and enter this photo into Mrs. Clause’s photo contest.
I do hope she will be a pal and not tell Santa what a cheater I am. I mean after all. . . we are so close to Christmas.
Okay, honestly this one worried me
a bit a LOT. I do not consider myself to be much of a reader. I would love to show you I am reading books by: Chaucer, Shakespeare, and even Dostoyevski. When I read today’s assignment I thought I would just skip this one all together. But, then my daughter said “Mom, you always have a book in your hand.” You read everything we read and more. Your always studying something.
and then I looked around and thought – Huuu?
Reading is my thing. If I’m not teaching reading to my 1st grader, I’m reading to her. If I’m not reading to her, I am working with my high school kids reviewing: Chaucer, Shakespeare and all things British Literature. When I’m not reading with them, I am reading things my oldest writes and wants to publish
or I’m reading about how to “Write a Term paper”
I am reading books on nutrition because of “the little problem” Mark has with his heart. I’m reading an American Sign Language book . . .And when I have time for myself I read on the computer about photography. I just may be a reader.
Uh? Who Knew???
I’ll give you a hint . . . all she wants for Christmas is . . .
My oldest son is 20. Why does 20 look so old here?
on the Beach with that son.
and the bracelet he wears everyday.
Tu ne cede malis . . .Never give into evil
The theme for today is Elf. I didn’t have one.
I didn’t even know I needed an one; I didn’t know anything about an Elf. I had to Google Elf and find out what it was all about. As I researched I realized what it was that I was missing from my childhood. I realized what it was I was keeping from my own children. I knew then I needed to have a very serious talk with my mother. As I pulled into her driveway this very elf was ridding up on his silver reindeer.
Boy! I was lucky!