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Monday, December 20, 2010

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"A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through  it together"  ~ Garrison Keillor
 
 One of the joys of having older children is they take responsibility ~ some of the time.  Their expectations are different.  Having got to Christmas week with no sign of the encroaching season the children decided something really needed to be done, so Dino & Star put up the tree.
 Liddy supervised ~ as is her wont ~ & declared it made it feel like Christmas is on it's way.  For me this has been one of the better Christmases.  I have been nowhere near the shops.  My fraughtness comes from another quarter entirely.  However this has left my mind free to dwell on the issues that are important to me without getting myself into a tizz about the commercialism.  I have seen a lot of carol singing ~ but these are mostly the older carols that highlight Christ's birth, sung a Capella & in harmony; truly lovely.  I have travelled ~ & I have read.  I have been in my own little bubble just to deal with each day as it comes, which is all either Star or I can cope with just now.  a
 The girl is Dino's right hand man just now.  This is usually Theo's role but Theo is up on Hamilton & Dino dearly loves company.  He'll even put up with Star at a pinch.
 When there is drought in the land there is drought at sea too so the breaking of the drought has meant good news for the fishermen too.  The muddies are back doing what they do best in the places they are meant do it...
  So there will be muddies for Christmas.  Pity I don't like them....

5 comments:

seekingmyLord said...

Nothing like getting down to the wire for setting up the Christmas tree. My thing is wrapping...I used to do it as I went and place presents under the tree, but then I would forget what I got, so now days I wait to do all the wrapping as late as Christmas Eve night. I hope not to wait to the last minute this time, but I have not started yet!

Birbitt said...

Well, from your pictures I managed to figure that muddies must be some sort of crab (a real genius I am huh?) which I LOVE, though here in the US I've never thought of them as Christmas food, though the thought is a little exciting. I am glad to see that you are surviving the season with all the traveling. :)

Jo said...

Aren't kids great when they take charge. I do hope you life is getting quieter so you can put your feet up.

Julie said...

I have never heard of muddies. So interesting to see the sunny photos for December too. We are snowed in. May your Christmas be blessed in every way, Ganeida.

joyfulmum said...

Nice to see your Christmas tree up and it must be nice to have older kids who can take responsibility for it:)