Saturday, December 11, 2021

Small Things - December 11, 2021

  "Life is not, for most of us, a pageant of splendor, but is made up of many small things, rather like an old fashioned piecework quilt. No two people have the same, but we all have our own, whether it be listening to Beethoven's fifth with a beloved friend, or seeing a neighbor at the back door with a basket of white dahlias. Or after a long, hard day, having the family say, "That was a good supper."


In no particular order, here are six things that inspired me this week.

1. The Cultivating Project, "Cultivating Christmastide", is up.

2. Hearth and Field, a lovely, new-to-me website I just discovered this week. 

3. Jolabokaflod, a new tradition in our home this year, for me, anyway. I already ordered my book, it arrived yesterday but I'm keeping it sealed in the box!

4. Nestivus - a day of reprieve from the pressures of socializing, holiday cheer, and large noisy gatherings. celebrated by returning to ones "nest" or place of comfort in order to recharge.  Many people celebrate this on December 26, but any time in the week between Christmas and the New Year is good. I might take the whole week. Also known as Romjul.

5. Holiday Movie Night Recipes  Earlier this week I discovered this, at Walmart, so good! I was even thinking, I bet you could make this yourself, and then while searching for Christmas movie themed snacks, I came across a recipe that I think I like even better. So festive! I think it even looks like something the Who's down in Whoville would make, perfect for watching The Grinch. And be sure to scroll down to those cookie cutter pizzas, what a wonderful idea!

6. 55 Old Fashioned Christmas Ideas, in case you're still looking for inspiration.

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