Finally, The Sun


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Warmth.”

It has been a very long month of rainy, raw days this December.  The sun could not feel better!  Our cat, Missy, loves sleeping on this chest next to the window and the heater.  She won’t even let the laundry basket get in her way!

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Warm Bloggers:

Let Your Heart be Light


A reminder that the season is about peacefulness and selflessness. Well said, Martha!

Martha Reynolds Writes

Not easy sometimes, that’s for sure. A month filled with sorrow and grief, people divided, senseless acts of violence. How do you lighten a heavy heart during what should be a joyous season?

Stop. No, really. Stop. Still yourself. You have bought enough, baked enough, cleaned enough. Your holiday decorations are beautiful, last year’s sparkly sweater is still pretty and festive. With any luck, you’ve stuck to your budget, but if you overspent, okay. Stop now. It’s all enough.

Last week my friend Karen demonstrated to me the true meaning of Christmas, when she drove a hundred miles to take the ferry from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Long Island, NY. Then she drove to Save-a-Pet Animal Rescue and picked up Tiny Tim, a dog desperately in need of rescuing. Read Karen’s inspirational story.

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Well, Karen brought Tim home, introduced him to her other rescue pup…

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Twinkle, Twinkle


When I was growing up we had the bigger, primary colored lights on our tree and on the bushes around the house.  My favorites now are white lights. I’d keep them up year-round if I could, I love how they twinkle!  This picture is Christmas tree 2014.  The smaller photos around the edge are highlighting the ornaments I got for our grandchildren  when they lived with us in 2011.  I hope they have a great tree this year and know that we still think about them every day!

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Check out these twinkles: