Wednesday, 20 December 2006

4 in a row - days 16-19

Day 16 are the things I am grateful for: *time to relax *enough to celebrate with *my family *Rab *friends *time to create, enjoy, play *arriving safely *good health *a nice home *a good life 17 was about the perfect present, or 'I saw this and thought of you'. I found this one hard until I saw the photo of Mum and Cara, who passed on a couple of months ago, but who loved getting her pressie on Christmas morning (and who always bought us pressies too and sent us cards!). Journalling reads: For you the perfect present was easy, and gave you so much joy, as you gave us. And this year I saw a toy like this, and thought of you. x 18 features Christmas Dinner! The photo is of the family at Greenock (I'm taking the picture!) and the fancy hat journalling reads: A traditional all-the-trimmings family focus to the day. Melon, pate, soup, turkey, roast potatoes, brussel sprouts, chipolatas, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pudding, trifle, sherry, wine, coffee and mints. I love to cook and remember stuffing the turkey one morning at Greenock. It's a middle of the day affair. Now it's at Fiona's. I miss not being able to cook the dinner. Rab and I have our Christmas meal an eveningc 22/23rd - I cook at my flat, candles, wine, very romantic and relaxed. I try to make it different each year hhmm, maybe duck breast this year? 19 was good to do - a letter to Santa, whom I have not written to in a long time. Dear Santa It's been a long time since I wrote to you, but I'm sure you'll have been busy. I really just wanted to let you know that I am regaining the joy and the excitement of Christmas, as I had kind of lost sight of it for a while. And I wanted to say thank you for all those fabulous Christmases when I was wee, you always got me what I wanted, especially the year I got the blackboard! I will always remember coming into the living room that year- you'd even left me a message on it! And you always ate the mince pies we left for you, and you gave Rudolph his carrots. You made it all so special. I've grown up now Santa, and really just want love and happiness and health and peace for us all, but it's great to know that you're still out there delivering Christmas magic to smiley faces. Love Karen x

4 comments:

Chiara said...

wonderful entries

Latharia said...

Love that hat journaling -- so clever ... and the picture with your puppy is precious!

scrapdolly said...

Love the pages and the letter is great (and how come I didn't know you were a Karen too)

Annie said...

Aw this made me well up. I am a soppy moo! And you have made me feel very materialistic as I have asked for anything by Autumn Leaves, rather than peace on earth LOL.