There is a light coating of snow on the ground this morning–the first real snow of the season here in Western Massachusetts, and the timing could not be more perfect. I spent the early part of the morning decorating the Christmas tree we brought home yesterday, and now I am curled up cozily on the couch with my doggie, gazing at lights and snow. The smell of a Christmas tree always takes me back to my childhood and teenaged Christmases, surrounded by beautiful music, good food, and the noisy cheerfulness of the many friends that filled my parents’ house all year ’round, but especially during the holidays. My holidays are a lot quieter now, but that has its nice points too. A morning like this is definitely one of them.
I’ve been absent from this blog for the past few days, and though some of that can be attributed to the time of year, there are also some manga-related things afoot which I can’t talk about quite yet. Look for news here at some point tomorrow!
I may have tree photos to share later on, if I can convince my husband to take some. Meanwhile, I will continue to enjoy my quietly festive morning. I hope you are all happy and warm. :)
Edited to add: As promised, tree!
email@example.com saysDecember 7, 2008 at 10:56 am
Your sweet post brings tears to my eyes…..
for Christmas past, present and future.
Christmas is HOPE.
Melinda Beasi saysDecember 7, 2008 at 12:25 pm
Aw, mom. *heart*
Thank you for all those years of wonderful Christmas memories! They are the reason why I feel like this at this time of year. :)
jansong@livejournal saysDecember 8, 2008 at 10:52 am
Waiting, waiting, waiting for news.
firstname.lastname@example.org saysDecember 8, 2008 at 3:46 pm
Melinda Beasi saysDecember 8, 2008 at 4:17 pm
ann saysDecember 8, 2008 at 4:44 pm
That is one pretty tree! *Lovely*.
Melinda Beasi saysDecember 8, 2008 at 5:45 pm
Thank you! *heart*