Thursday, December 23, 2010

Candlelight Fun

Hello! I ache all over after hustling about dusting and polishing, but I am enjoying my clean house. I really should make this happen a little more often. Smile. Do you see that I brought the garden gnomes in for Christmas? I like them.

Our friends have a Millie, too! So here is Millie holding Millie! Sweet.

The poinsettias at the grocery store were sort of limp so I bought trees instead.

Is this statis? I like it. I bought green mums and purple statis for the vases.

More Millie holding

Two things I didn't get done: sew some festive Christmas bunting for the windows and finish a crocheted cushion. I may do this today. But, I may just drink tea and play with Miss Bug who is staying here while her sisters go to a cookie party. She has the sniffles.

The candles on the shelf dripped down onto the table runner and made a huge mess. They looked pretty, but is there such a thing as a candle you DON'T have to tend?

The friends brought nice wine and I had one glass, but for some reason I much prefer the taste of Coca-Cola. I'm not fancy.

Birdie and Bug had fun. Sam couldn't come because her mama had to work late.

What? You don't serve gummy worms at your dinner parties?

One more week of Christmas mug use.

Something I love: plate hangers.

I washed curtains and cushion covers. I NEVER get around to this so I am feeling quite pleased with my domestic self.

Now here's what I read in a Henri Nouwen Advent book: Community is being around people that drive you crazy.
For some reason this made me feel REALLY good. I thought I was the only person who sometimes doesn't like others. I guess it's normal. Whew!

So from candle to candle, I wish you (who I REALLY LIKE!) great peace and quiet. I wish you Almond Roca. Heck! I wish myself Almond Roca and I'm off to brew another cup of tea and treat myself to a foil wrapped portion of bliss.
Thank you so much for coming by. I know you are busy. (BIG HUG!)


Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love the Henri Noweuen remark! Yep, that's it in a nutshell. Your Christmas decor is lovely, as are all those children in your life. Merry Christmas, Pom Pom! I hope it's a most wonderful and joyful time!


GretchenJoanna said...

I think I will quote Nouwen to my family this Christmas because I think I drive *them* crazy...maybe I should ask their forgiveness as well. :-)

Thanks, Pom Pom! I like the quotes on your banner, too.

And I am amazed that you washed your curtains. No wonder you didn't get something else done that was on your mental list.

Merry Christmas!!

Mary said...

Everything looks lovely. :)
and even those we love can drive us crazy at times...

May you have a glorious Christmas

Grace and peace

The dB family said...

If it's any consolation, dear friend, I am not accomplishing much either. I have the sleepies and the creativities. I don't want to clean. I want to sip tea, and eat chocolate. I'm not sure what an almond roca is, but it sure sounds good.

Enjoy your day! Even if you don't get done what you thing you should, it won't matter because YOU'RE there.


Lynn said...

I love this post - what is almond roca?

Anonymous said...

Such Christmas loveliness at your house! Oh, Millie is just so beautiful!

I hope you and your family have a most blessed Christmas, Pom Pom! Thank you for the blessing that you are to me!


wayside wanderer said...

I love your Christmas candle. Baby holding sounds like a lot of fun! I have gingerbread cookies in the oven but that is about all I've accomplished today.

Christmas love,

Betty said...

Well you certainly have Christmas in your house! it looks festive and welcoming. I absolutely love your beautiful winter plates on the wall and your lovely knitted cross from last year. I love it that you can leave the boring old houseworky stuff at the drop of a hat because kids matter most - you are a very special person Pom Pom and your grandchildren are blessed to grow up under your influence. Betty x


Merry, merry Christmas dearest Pom Pom. I wish you ALL the blessings of the season. Love n hugs Carolyn xx

Green thumb said...

Hello domestic Goddess! Wishing you a wonderful Xmas!

Gumbo Lily said...

I like the Nouwen quote reminds me of those who sing off key in or sleep in church. It doesn't drive me crazy at all, but I know I'm in my community. I'm sure I drive my kids crazy but I'm praying for strength to talk less, listen more.

The gnome looks happy beside the flower pot that now sports a candle. Isn't "fresh & clean" and wonderful style?

Christmas Cheer!

P.S. Millie looks so precious all wrapped in pink satin and cozy blankets)

Kerri said...

Merry Merry Christmas lovely Pom Pom! My Christmas is winding down on this side of the world which means it must be your turn! Have a lovely time with your family x x

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Warm and inviting....your home and your blog! I did the Domestic Diva thingy, too! HiHoney helped, so it went pretty quick...sure didn't get curtains washed, tho...that's all you!

Merry Christmas Karen! Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday together. I hope your Christmas and following days are filled with the Merriment and Love that sharing this special time of the year brings!

Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

Merry Christmas, Pom Pom! Thank you for being such a loving lifeline for me this year, for letting me peek at your wonderful family, and being showered with books and mugs and gnomes and comfy armchairs. Millie holding Millie! That is so sweet. Peace and love and joy to you, and bless you, bless you!! xoxo Kari

Saleslady371 said...

I love plate hangers, too, Pom! Merry Christmas, my friend! Your family is delightful.

Tricia said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed your dinner and had a Merry Christmas! Blessings.

Sara said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment about Nouwen. That's certainly true what he said about community. Looks like your Christmas was full of loved ones and all good things, even naps! Blessings to you and yours for the New Year.