It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Day 26 – Favourite Memory From Yesterday

I think my favourite memory was Christmas dinner, where we all sat here and stuffed our faces and laughed and just enjoyed each other’s company.  Dinner consisted of Liat, her sister and mother, myself, and our friend Kathy.  The only two people missing were Alora and my twin flame.  <3

 

Photography Challenge Day 26 – Bundled Up

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Itsa me!

 

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Day 27 – Post-Christmas Feelings

I think this Christmas was a very good one.  I entered December feeling depressed, lonely, and just straight out unhappy.  So many memories and thoughts were swirling around in my mind.  Every time I heard Christmas music or saw decorations, I cried.   This year I have so much pain surrounding the holiday, but the pain was turned around by love and support and my BFFs’ infectious joy leaking out onto me.

 

So this year, I feel pretty damn good now, and I have a passel of newfound lovely memories.

 

Photography Challenge Day 27 – Having Fun 

Sharing some holiday spirit with a special friend…

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Day 28 – Back to Reality 

The glitter, joy, and song of Christmas has faded back into the cold, harsh grey-brown of everyday drudgery.  Or at least it seems that way.  Some people know how to keep the spirit of the holidays in their hearts all year long, and they hear that song, that joy, every day.  It’s something I’ve been working on for a long time, because it seems kind of silly for me to feel so down and out after a month of awesomeness.

 

Whenever I ride that wild donkey and get my workbook done for all the goddesses out there, it’s going to include a bit about staying cheerful once the holiday grandeur is over!

 

But there’s still exciting things to come.   Now it’s time for me to focus on my intents for the new year, and prepare for Jon to come on February 20th and for me to visit England.

 

It’s going to be one hell of a year, goddesses 🙂

 

Photography Challenge Day 28 – Scarf

Woohoo, I finally finished Liat’s scarf for her birthday on the 30th! She’s obsessed with dragons and with the colour blue, so I figured all was golden 😉

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Day 29 – Cleaning Up
Cleaning up after Christmas used to happen immediately.  All the crumpled wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, etc were shunted off while I was unwrapping, and my new treasures were moved into my bedroom either the same day or the next day or two.  Mom never took down the decorations until January 1st, but slowly the signs of the season started disappearing after everything was clean and tidy again.

This year, we’re still working on it.  I finally got my gifts put away and all the discarded wrapping paper and bags removed from the house, and most of our edible treats neatly stacked in the food pantry and tea cupboard.  The girls’ gifts are still everywhere, and we have Christmas dinner leftovers to get rid of to make room for grocery shopping in January.  The signs of the excitement and pleasure are everywhere.

And I’m almost going to hate when it’s back to normal again!

 

Photography Challenge Day 29 – Smiles with a Friend

Okay, I guess we’re really not smiling per se, haha, but there’s me on the right with my friends at Smoke’s Poutinerie!

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Love and light,
Mary

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