Merry Christmas to All

I may or may not be back over the next few days.  If not, I want to wish everyone a merry Christmas.


I know things have been quiet, but how much can I write about the grocery store, the never ending cookie project, and  trying to make WordPress cooperate as I work to organize Home Ec 101.

Speaking of the grocery store, yesterday I jokingly chastised a familiar looking man for not saying hello, only to realize he was not who I thought.  Subsequently I had to face him on each and every aisle, even after breaking the accepted pattern.  By doing so, he knew I was attempting to avoid further contact, yet he insisted on pulling in behind me in the check out line.  Doesn’t he know when someone apologizes for a mild social blunder they should be left alone?  This is not time for further chatter.  This continued into the parking lot and the returning of carts.

Apparently having ham hocks in the cart calls for a closer inspection of contents.  My years in Minnesota gave me a great appreciation for the ability to buy a bottle of wine at the grocery store.  Occasionally I buy a bottle just because I can, a small celebration of life’s pleasures.  I hated going to the sketchy liquor store and was to cheap for the other one.  Perhaps that was the cause of the eyebrow raising.  My pants were zipped and nothing was in my teeth; I checked.

It is a day for naps.  There are beans simmering on the stove, with a mess of collards waiting to be fixed.  The sky is grey and the tree in the corner is quietly shining sparkles of white light beneath strands of cranberries and stars of gold. Tomorrow begins the holiday, but I’m happy in this moment. These are the good old days and I’m thankful to be aware.

Thank you all for being a part of my life.


#1 Agricola on 12.23.07 at 10:31 pm

And a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

#2 Mama Grizzly on 12.24.07 at 2:59 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! The children are SO adorable!

#3 Connie on 12.24.07 at 3:08 am

Merry Christmas, Heather. I love you.

#4 Margo on 12.24.07 at 4:36 am

I love it when you get sappy. 😉

#5 brambledoula on 12.24.07 at 2:39 pm

I have to ask- when did you find time to string cranberries? :-p
Merry Christmas 🙂

#6 joan on 01.01.08 at 4:46 am

Happy New Year to you and yours! Thanks for all you have done for your flock of bloggers this year!

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