I'm a bit torn between two lovers for the time being here on the blog! In addition to having two blogs, I'm also toggling between two computers. One in repair, and the other one too new to know the ropes. Fortunately I had a cheery draft already here in the Archive blog to work with.
I haven't had my usual pleasant hours to surf and blog lately, or to answer all your heartwarming notes of support for my minor troubles. I have to tell you, though, how wonderful it has been to have your voices in my head as I crank through the frustrations. Thank you so much for continuing to stop by, follow my new blog, and leave your words of encouragement. It means a lot to me.
In between computer crises and tinkering in this corner of my dining room, I've had a lot of thoughts of what a delight Christmas is for the child inside of us. We make the strongest associations to the joys of the holiday from when we are very young that never go away. I remember just what I got for my eight and nine year old Christmases especially, and how what I like really hasn't changed too much since then. There were a lot of books, and when I got a bit older, crafting, and sewing supplies. I learned to sew by reading doll clothes patterns!
I'm still crazy for doll clothes, although my machine is now in mothballs. I was charmed to find a couple of these teeny wool baby shirts from a hundred (literally) years ago that fit my bears. The fuzzy friends are having a snug winter!
I always like to have the quintessential toy vignette set up somewhere in the house. And I admit that it's not strictly for the children!
The dining room is often Santa Central now. The gift wrap is leaning up against the high chair, and the old-fashioned boom box is nearby playing carols. Lots of fooling around to do in the lead up to the big weekend before Christmas when the family rolls in from all parts of the country and the quiet little fantasy bubble bursts. So I'll just carry on with my midnight reveries and rose-colored memories while the music plays on, thank you. All the while a bit of "tin" tinsel, elfin magic, and percolating bubble lights still glow a little inside of me about this time every year. . . .
I hope you still get the warm fuzzzies over Christmas for a moment or two this year. If not, maybe you should break out a few new toys!
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