It's that time of the week again and Miss Beverly asked us to share some of our Christmas Traditions.
Three traditions we have enjoyed in the past are three that just won't be happening this year.
1. I almost always make Chilli for Christmas Eve and have for at least 30 years, but this year it will be Chicken 'n Dumplins. Why you ask.............. Well it seems that mizmollye has developed a nasty little condition known as Acid Reflux or at the very least an intolerance to spicy, spicy tomato based foods. So while others still might have enjoyed the Chilli, I decided not to tempt my stomach and make something more bland. 'tis all good though.
2. We most always go to Midnight Mass and I dearly love it as our church is the Cathedral and the music is glorious and most of the mass is in Latin and it is beautiful and so spiritual, but again that thing called "AGE". For the past couple of years upon staying up soooooooooo late and deprived of my needed 8 hours of sleep, I wake up Christmas morning and am miserable all day with that old feeling I experienced in days gone by...'ya know when ya had a few too many nips! So we plan this year to go perhaps at the 6-ish hour! again 'tis all good.
3. On Christmas Eve, our Grandson Joe most always reads by flashlight the Nativity Story from the book of Luke and this year he will not get to be here with us, so I will miss that and him more than any of the other traditions. I will ask no one to take his place in carrying out his tradition because it wouldn't be the same. It's ok though because we all know the story and we have it in our hearts.
Now these traditions may return another time and again maybe they won't but it will all be just fine because one of the nicest things about aging is that you obtain a wee bit of wisdom and mine is telling me that the times you set up expectations of what Christmas will or should be like or how hard you try to recapture something exactly as another time are the times you will likely be let down. So in keeping with
that mode of thinking, I am expectantly looking forward to a time of family, good food, laughter, the joys of children being "children" and the Gift of Mercy we all receive from a Savior who came to earth as a wee babe long ago so we could all know Peace and Everlasting Life.
And now there isn't much pink to be found these days in my house because it's all about Red and Green with lots of Gold, but I did manage to find a couple of things to share with you.
Great-Granddaughter Leah in Pink at our Church party...yeppers shezacutie alright!
And looks like mizmollye better get to wrapping these gifts. Whoops don't look Leah I think I see something pink in there for you!
And 'ya reckon we might get enough ICE here in Louisiana to use these beauties? If you said yes...........well Sisters I have some nice Ocean Front Property in Saudi Arabia you might be interested in............................
Yeehaw that was a hoot. Now run on over to How Sweet The Sound for some awesome Pink Saturday places to visit! And for me a new blog to visit last week was Marilyn at Unshelved Words. Go visit her!
Peace and Blessings, mizmollye