19 December 2014

Mistletoe on the Water Spigot

The children are home from school and Christmas Break officially has commenced. We are all most happy about this.

It feels rather significant to have made it to this season of rest and celebration. Our Christmas will be quiet this year. We shall miss our dear ones, to be sure, but two weeks of a virtually blank calendar seems like heaven. Fireside evenings, holiday food, festive lights, day-trips, and lazy mornings ... and just each other.

In this intensely nutty adventure we are on, we are also gifted with much more stillness than ever before. These days of extremes both stretch the muscles of our very being to a point of pain and exhaustion ... and then there is recovery in days heavy with joy and quiet.


  1. Merry Christmas, my dear Anna. May your day be wrapped in beauty and may its joys completely fill you and enrich your life, forever. I love you.

  2. Merry Christmas! Lovely post. Miss you and hope you have such a nice break together!!!

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Hugs! I'm excited to see your adventures.

  5. Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!