"All is Calm... All is Bright..."

Becky Corrigan

This year, it seems like December days were all hemmed in holiday songs.  Yours, too?

Pine Cone and Berry WreathMany a morn, I’d find myself humming, “Christmastime is here, Happiness and Cheer…”  As our youngest prepared for his school play about the “Wise Guys”, he’d constantly sing “his” song, “Follow that star, follow that star, no matter how far we go…”  When our area was pelted by an early December snowstorm (or two!), you’d hear folks chorus, “Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland…” And then there’s the perennial favorite of every teenager: “Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg...!” (Yep, I really did hear a rock star sing it on the radio this year...)

Lighted Large Nativity Figurine

And now, with the strains of “Joy to the World” and “Away in a Manger” fading away for another year, it brings us to the days after Christmas. Although torn wrapping paper has barely been swept away and dinner dishes languish in the sink, we find ourselves sighing with relief.  “All is calm, all is bright…”  For a little while, anyhow. 

Before we know it, it’ll be “Manic Monday” once again.  We’ll start our engines for the next lap in the rat race...

Snowman Tea In One Set

Right now?  In one corner, our pre-teen and his teenage sib sit with their heads together over a newly opened video game. Logs on the crackling fire, carols in the air... (Did I mention that it’s on DVD?)  I’ve got my cup of Christmas tea.  A slice of pumpkin pie with extra whipped cream. Snuggling on the couch with my sweetie by the twinkle of the Christmas lights.  

Ahhhh.  These are the joys of Christmas.   “All is calm…”  

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Wishing you and yours all the best of this holiday season!
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