Friday, November 30, 2012

A Dip Into Red

 Tomorrow is December!  Yippee!  Our realtor (from over 20 years ago-we haven't done any house buying since then) left us a poinsettia.  Bill sent Christmas roses and greens to me at school (so sweet!).  So, it's a flowery Christmas season already.  No decorating has taken place at this cozy house.  Soon. 
 I finally met an M & M product I don't like!  Miracle!  These are the pretzel M & M's.  Have a handful?
 Let's tip the polka dot teapot.  Do you want some?  I do hope you have time for warm beverages this holiday season.  
 Susan Branch does it up big when it comes to calendar pages.  Last month!  Can that really be?  Do you think 2012 went by terribly fast?  I do.
 I thought a look at a bear face might cheer you.  Maybe because my maiden name has a Bere in it, I really LOVE bears.   I keep my teddy bear (this is a secondary bear pictured above) near our bed and sometimes when I'm messing around looking for shoes that I've scattered there, I pick up my bear and squeeze him and smooch him.  I say, "I love you, Edward."  I bought him quite a few years ago after having my own personal Winnie the Pooh read-a-thon.  I was on a mission:  find an Edward Bear for cuddling and loving.  I found one at the Hallmark store.  He's floppy and soft.  Just now he has on a pair of koala printed corduroy overalls that were Bill's when he was a baby.  I believe in stuffed bear hugging. 
 No decorating yet, but the books have been carried up from the basement.  Fine reading.
Once again I am participating in Floss's A Pause in Advent.  I will post on Sunday. If you pop over to Troc, Broc, and Recup
you can join in.  You'll meet VERY nice people, I promise.  Yes, it's time to light the lights.  
Isaiah 9:2-6
The people walking in darkness
     have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
     a light has dawned . . . 
For to us a child is born,
     to us a son is given,
     and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 

24 comments:

Gumbo Lily said...

Just candles, greens, and a few twinkle lights here so far. No tree. I'm going for a peaceful feel.

November did buzz by, didn't it? I'm ready for December and I hope there will be snow. We'll see.

Happy Day, Pom Pom!

Nancy McCarroll said...

You are just a big ol' grown up kid and I LOVE it!! Cute pictures, and so glad you added the scripture, also.

♥ Tina said...

Yay for December! Time for Light to shine through! :)

I think one of my January plans is to find a bear to smoosh. :)

Love to you, xxxxx

Angela said...

I found a big yellow M&M football for 10 pence in a sale- planning to fill it with Christmas sweets for my beloved!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Love the flowers..how sweet. Oh the basket for your books, I have that same basket and I have most of those books...and we are already reading.

Oh I meet Patrica Pollaco at a book signing years ago, my daughter, son and I waited in line for four hours. She was a charming in person as in print.

TexWisGirl said...

that basket handle is too cute!!!

Betty said...

PomPOm you reminded me I lost my tiny paddington bear that always goes in the car with me - I have been searching for ages and used to sit him on the passenger seat and chat to him! I think he may have fallen out the car. I just put some snowflakes stickers on my patio door today - feeling a little bit seasonal all of a sudden and hubby got all the fairy lights out the attic - we will put them up this weekend but not switch on yet - just getting read - this year we have last year's rooted tree in a pot to light up on our tiny front lawn it should look really welcoming. I bought new clothes today so am feeling snug and well provided for. Betty x

Melanie said...

Well you already know that I am smiling because you are off to a very flowery start to Christmas !
I have missed reading your blog lately (I have horrible bloggy issues at the moment.....I dislike technology !)
I am just about to trim my tree and am sitting here in a sea of boxes ! Yippee, I adore Christmas and have even almost finished my shopping too xo

magsmcc said...

John 1 (The Message): The Life-Light was the real thing: Every person entering Life he brings into Light...He made to be their true selves, their child-of-God selves.. The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighbourhood.. Just a wee peek at Preparing for Advent in a few hours- yikes, must sleep some!

Happy@Home said...

I just love the sweet illustration in your header.
A wonderful way to start the season, with flowers. It seems you have a thoughtful realtor and husband too :).

Pom Pom said...

Hi Jody! I love the candles best. We have had the warmest days! I'm banking on a few snow days in the future!

Pom Pom said...

Hi, Nancy! Yes, it's true! I am a bit of a child!

Pom Pom said...

Yay! When you shop for your bear, he'll find you.

Pom Pom said...

He'll LOVE that, I bet! I try not to buy peanut M & M's. I make myself sick eating too many!

Pom Pom said...

I ordered the orange book, Janette! I can't wait to read it to my students!

Pom Pom said...

Thanks, TexWis! I like it, too! I don't know how I ended up with so much Santa stuff.

Pom Pom said...

HI Betty! I hope you find your Paddington! Yay for new clothes! I hope you are keeping warm!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Melanie! I haven't dug into all the boxes yet. We'll see what I pull out this year. Yes, I do like the flower shops at Christmas time. They smell so good!

Pom Pom said...

I love The Message, Mags!
I hope the Advent get together goes well. I can't wait to hear about it.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Kim! Yes, hubby is very sweet about buying flowers! The kids at school want the rose petals I tear off. I am trying to keep the bouquet looking fresh! The greenery smells so good!

Farm Girl said...

It is always so nice to stop by and visit and see what you have been up to and what is going on at your lovely house. I love all of your photographs today. Really don't like pretzel M and Ms, Now I will have to try them. I have tried to stay away from them. :)
I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Pom Pom said...

Hi Kim! I'm glad your eye appointment went well. I hope you'll show us your new glasses!

Catherine said...

Hello Pom..I do love your polka dot teapot. I have just bought an outdoor umbrella exactly the same. Please do bring your teapot & some squishy bears & come for tea in my garden ANY time! I have strawberries in my fridge & I pick raspberries from garden daily. See you soon. Much love GK x0x0x0x

Pom Pom said...

Hi GK! I'll be right over! Your polka dot umbrella will serve as your toadstool! CUTE! A berry picnic with bears sounds WONDERFUL! (HUGE HUG!)

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