Merry Christmas to all! I hope your holiday is special in some way. Right now we’re having a thunderstorm! There’s a creek running through our back yard because it’s been pouring since midnight. Interestingly, my mother who lives a little over an hour away has sunshine and has had no rain. I’m filling my day with Christmas music and cooking a special dinner. Of course, we miss having family or friends over, but whenever I need a lift, I look at these smiling faces!
Well, okay, not all of them are smiling, but whenever I look at them it makes me smile! I’ve collected nutcrackers over the decades, but I only brought in a few for the mantle this year. I have also been enjoying my German smokers, with “cinnamon” being my favorite incense to burn in them this year. And here’s something to make you smile…
A couple of beautiful parsnips were dug a few weeks ago to have with roast chicken, so I expected the entire crop to be lovely. Imagine my surprise when each parsnip dug yesterday for our Christmas dinner today was a short, stubby, twisted root that hardly resembles a parsnip at all. Go ahead, laugh! I give you permission, because I certainly did! Hopefully they will taste better than they look, but I certainly wouldn’t be winning any prizes this year.
Holiday blessings to each one of you. May you find things to make you smile. Hugs!