Sunday, December 20, 2009

Twinkling Lights & Warm Fires

The little dug out basement is filling once again with its seasonal water. Off and on the sump pump makes its humming sounds as it merrily pumps water out to the great outdoors. With gumbboots adorned one can stoke the heater down there to keep the freeze off up here. The little stove in the kitchen burns a warm fire but not enough heat for the whole house.
The twinkling of the lights on our beautimous Christmas tree look so sweet especially when one looks out the window at the grey cold day out there.
Coldness seems to be the thing for this season of joy with the company of friends and family and neighbours dropping by it doesn't seem to be that cold ~~well not till you go outside anyhow!
The pork roast scents the air throughout the house. There is a community potluck this supper time and that and mashed potatoes and gravy will be our offerings. Should be a fun time to go to and see all before the big day.
Lately everyone that visits here has an opinion on whether or not Christmas gifts should or should not be a part of Christmas. Commercialism gets folks down. And the fact that nowadays most of us have children making way more money than the parents one feels overwhelmed with the thought of trying to buy their grown children something they can buy themselves~~me I think so what give them one less thing to buy maybe they can put their money in the gas tank and come visit or go visit someone or on a bill seeing as they all seem to have that plague. Really though presents are not the real part for me even though I LOVE to open gifts I love having my family and friends around more so and as for children all children love gifts and why can't we have a special time where they can receive gifts and have a pretty tree and all those things even if it doesn't have a lot to do with the LORD's birth or reason for coming ~~they can be taught those things and sooner or later they grow up too and the cycle starts all over. Anyhow this wasn't meant to be a posting on my views or lack of views on Christmas traditions I wanted to let all who read this know that I am thankful you took time to stop by Cariboo Corner and I am thankful for your friendship and your comments and I really wanted to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas no matter how you celebrate it~~No matter when Jesus was born taking time out to recognize He came for us is the important part of the whole thing. So God Bless you and yours In the name of our LORD and SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST


Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. We have snow in our forecast for Christmas . . . I'll get excited when I actually see it falling although we did wake up to a dusting a few weeks ago. Thanks for sharing and stay warm.


Linda said...

Hope you had a wonderful blessed Christmas!