The grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
We’ve been busy here on the Cutoff; opening presents, tasting molasses cookies for the very first time, chasing Kezzie so she can “fine” Yia Yia and have a good belly laugh, waiting for Papa to wind up the angel, again and again, and watch her wings or dance to the music. We’ve played the “pano”, up and down the keyboard, and we watched the deer run across the lawn. We’ve managed to turn on every light in the house, by midday, because it is fun. We’ve had big dinners, long breakfasts, and gone out for pizza and we’ve played with more bubbles at bedtime than any little girl could possible hope for. Most importantly, we’ve kept the magic of the season so peacefully alive and we look forward to see what this, the fifth day of Christmas, brings.
I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I’ll be posting more as Christmas winds down.
(quote attributed to Joseph Addison)