People, Look East, The time is near of the crowning of the year.
Make your house as fair as you are able, trim the hearth and set the table.
Look East and sing today, Love the guest is on the way.
"Make your house AS FAIR AS YOU ARE ABLE"...yes, that is exactly what I do! That is my grapevine wreath that I have now had for almost twenty years. Each year I retrieve it from the garage and then I set to work on it. Some years I try different kinds of greenery, this year it is cedar, Indian Hawthorn (it has the blue berries, Richard says they are quite poisonous!), English ivy, and cleyera. Someone from church gave me those little white flowers, and I think they set it off nicely!
Do you notice the green plant just to the left of our front door? That suffered a bit during Richard's illness, it was big and full all summer long...can anyone guess what it is? Here is a hint: it's very popular at Christmas! Give up? It is a poinsettia! This was from our last Christmas... which we hope we don't spend in the emergency room of the hospital like we did last year! That was my fault. A bit overdoing things, I had hurt my back and then I took medication which I was allergic to and ended up passing out on Christmas Day. Christmas Day! What a bummer! Now, when I pass out, I can't just fall over on the carpet. No, no that's not my style, I have to look for the sharpest object in the room. Oh look over there, a brand new space heater...bam, I fall right on it and I ended up breaking it too! So, I go to the hospital with a bad back and a very sore front! It was as if a giant had pinched me between two giant fingers! Here's the good news, I have a very strong heart! (After undergoing fun tests at the hospital.) Then, we leave the hospital and it is just getting dark and then it starts to snow! On Christmas Day in Georgia! Of course, it is only snowing because I have a bad back (and sore front) and can hardly walk, so naturally there will be slippery snow on the ground! But hey, I lived to tell the tale and it makes for a nice funny story, don't you think? My husband and son were both with me, so I am hoping that THIS year, we will be able to have a more enjoyable holiday!
So, what things do you make for your home at Christmas ? Can you share any Christmas memories that will make me laugh?
I wish all of you a very happy time with family and friends!