Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

French santon nativity figures from a Paris flea market

Bit by bit the decorations are going up.

I made this angel in second grade, in 1959.

I'm resting after each spurt of energy,

My dad made the church in the late '40's and the red sleigh 
was a junior high shop project constructed by my brother.

and then getting up and doing some more.


  1. I"m glad to hear your practicing the art of extreme self-care! And that little angel is SO adorable!

  2. I love that you have such treasures from your childhood or even before. Your second grade angel delights my child heart. Bravo for going gently and not letting any other voices hurry you along. The opportunity to savor. It is a gift. xo

  3. I love your family treasures too. That church your Dad made is lovely. Your 2nd grade angel is so sweet. It's great that you have those. Slow, easy holidays is what you need, lots of resting. We all need that really, don't we?

  4. Barbara - Slow and easy is my mantra these days and it seems to be working very well. I love getting out all these wonderful Christmas memories every year.