I celebrated the Winter Solstice with Denise and a bunch of her friends. Women only. It was fabulous. I got there early (hurrah for a reliable vehicle!) so I could spend some time with Denise, and we talked and talked while she was cooking, and then her friends started to show up around 6:30, with lots and lots of good food. We ate and talked. Made our head wreaths and then wrote our New Year's wishes on small pieces of paper, and then burned them as offerings in her wood stove.
A pottery student gave me a selfie stick on our last class (when we took that photo of us all with our Empty Bowls, I had joked that we needed one to take a good photo of all of us) so I was playing around with it, and finally got a good photo of us all!
|That's better - but now I have to figure out how to take a good photo in low light on my phone.|
Here's Sephora on Christmas Eve Eve:
Christmas morning, I picked up my Mom from Mass. She was staying with my Brother C and his wife for the weekend, and since they were at their church, I was able to pick Mom up and take her back to their home. Again, thank goodness for this reliable vehicle!
Before we painted our bedroom, there was a built-in cabinet on one wall. When we tore it out, we found some old wallpaper still on the back wall. So we saved the best square of it. For my holiday present this year, Robert found a frame, and without the glass, attached it to the wall. Then he mounted a cross-stitch portrait of Clara Bow that a friend had made years ago. I love it!
We keep our holiday decorations up until the Feast of the Magi. Today, I am doing laundry, putting away paperwork, and we watched the Liverpool/Stoke game on TV. Here's a view from my chair.
Wishing you all the best during this
|Dried tangerines for stained-glass-ish decorations|