Its the first day of December...my favourite month of the year. The weather is a bit chilly in the mornings now... a blessed relief from the months of California heat. It was 52 degrees when I left on my walk early this morning.. although not as cold as some places..I know
As its my favourite month..I thought I would join Susanne at Living to Tell the Story and share five of my favourite things from this week...
Mum and Dad
Its a bitter sweet time of year for me... and I have been thinking of this pair a lot this last week. I lost both mum and dad in the run up to Christmas just two years apart. But, they both loved the festive season and always made it so special for us... and I try to do the same for my family. Knowing where they are.. who they are with.. and that they are together and happy brings me much comfort. I miss them a lot... and am very blessed to have two such wonderful parents.
I just adore Christmas Decorations...especially Christmas Lights.. They make me so warm and fuzzy inside...and like a kid again. Hubby had to have more dental work yesterday..and as we we going in I spied a little house across the street... It was so pretty and I loved the way they had decorated it. When we came out it was dark so they had their lights on. It was beautiful with or without the lights on. I just love looking at the way people decorate their houses and getting inspiration.. And its also good to be reminded just who IS the original Light of the World
I'm still trying to get all the decorations done by Sunday... especially the tree. But... Sammy is back in his place in the middle of the tree... for the 19th year...so all's right with the world Hes looking good for an old guy. I can still remember the day my little girl brought him home from school.. and now shes expecting her own little girl. How time flies!
Bye, Bye Pumpkin Spice
I have a new favourite drink... MacDonalds Peppermint Mocha. But at 300 cals its a bit steep.. so I have been making my own using the Coffee Mate creamer. Its a very passable substitute....and only 35 cals. Now the only problem is tryng not to drink ten cups a day. Its beginning to taste a lot like Christmas...
I never cease to wonder how beautiful the world is. Heavenly Father has an amazing colour palette which he uses exceptionally well this time of year. I just love poinsettia's.. they are so synonymous for Christmas. The shape of the poinsettia flower and leaves are sometimes thought as a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem which led the Wise Men to Jesus. The red colored leaves symbolize the blood of Christ. The white leaves represent his purity. There hasnt been a Christmas where I havent had at least one in the house.
So thats my Favourite Five for this week. I enjoyed doing it. Now to get back to that tree.. oh how I miss my daughter helping me!
Have a Blessed Day
Love and Hugs