Glorious Mess

January 6, 2018 (006/365)

"One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas. Don't clean it up too quickly." - Andy Rooney ... and yet, there comes a time and today's the day.

O Come Let Us Adore Him

December 25, 2017 (259/365)

Oh, come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!

Oh, come ye, oh come ye to Bethlehem.

Come and behold Him, born the King of angels;

Oh, come, let us adore Him; Oh, come, let us adore Him;

Oh, come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord.

Sing, choirs of angels; Sing in exultation;

Sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above!

Glory to God! Glory in the highest!

Oh, come, let us adore Him; Oh, come, let us adore Him;

Oh, come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;

Jesus, to thee be all glory giv’n.

Son of the Father, now in flesh appearing;

Oh, come, let us adore Him; Oh, come, let us adore Him;

Oh, come, let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord.

Christmas Presence

December 24, 2017 (358/365)

"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."

- Burton Hillis

I really miss my Mom today. Christmas Eve was her favorite day of the year. But she is here in our hearts and in the packages that are wrapped in paper that she chose for us.

Christmas Decorations

December 10, 2017 (344/365) "Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale

This year's new ornament: a French macaron (from the Milwaukee Art Museum)

Bien-sûr!

I think Piper approves!