Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! My family from the West Coast came to stay for Christmas, so all of my time was spent enjoying precious togetherness. Those of you with families a plane ride away will understand!
During the Advent Season, my prayer buddy, Eucharist Always, interceded for me. Thanks, Lena!! I felt much calmer this Advent, which rarely happens. Her blog is very eclectic. Please know that your intentions will be in my prayers as well.
My assigned prayer buddy was Living God's Will. As luck would have it, she prayed for ME last year! Talk about retro. I still have the pink frame you sent me! Anyway, she is a lovely lady with a passion for life, teaching, and kittens. Her post about making the most out of her Christmas break (especially taking the time to have fun) really inspired me. I prayed especially to St. Joseph for her intentions.
Since it's technically the Christmas season until Epiphany, how about some more photos? My last post talked about sentimental ornaments. Here are some of the other ones that grace our tree:
I made this one in second (?) grade:
My husband intentionally bought this ornament because I personally thought it was hideous. He delights in hanging it in a prominent place on the tree.
Of course, I must pay homage to my coffee addiction, I mean, affection.
This is our 2011 ornament, to remember our trip to Monterrey & Pacific Grove.
My Aunt Maureen made me this ornament back in 1980.
I'm rather apprehensive about the many unanswered questions of the coming year (more about that later), so it's time to drink some champagne in the meantime. :)
Happy and Blessed New Year to all of my readers, lurkers, and blogger friends. :)