Warmth and December

23 Dec

And so it is that Christmas is nearly upon us. The season has been a whirl of parties, merriment, concerts, gifting, annual traditions and hours spent with dear ones. It has been a time for acknowledging our many blessings in this Year of A Million Changes. A time for gratitude amidst the busyness, warmth amidst the Northern California chill. Many gingerbread men were birthed, apple crisp candles burned, cider consumed and lights strung, and ornaments hung on our tree by family and friends. Carols were sung and pies baked, and hard work put in to make the time of year special for the children we serve at work.

The Boy and I have never met so many of you who visit here, but we do want you to know we wish you well.

Merry Christmas, all!!!

I leave you with a picture of our tree this year as we head to L.A. this afternoon to celebrate with family. What are your plans? Where will you be? What do you hope for in the days ahead? 🙂


[Credits: The Boy and his Nikon D-5100. That I didn’t realize had replaced the Olympus. But then again, I didn’t notice he has dimples until we’d dated 2 years.]

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11 Responses to “Warmth and December”

  1. Aunty G. December 24, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Thank you,my darling girl, and the same to you
    May every one of your dreams come true
    Your gratitude is a good emotion
    Meeting sometime an equally good notion
    But most of all, bless you for the work you do!

  2. Gymnast December 25, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Merry X’mas OJ – my favoritest blogger ever! I know i’ve said it before – but you write so beautifully…

    Have a great year ahead!

    And about 2012 – it sure will be a landmark year in my life – considering i am getting married in jan 🙂

  3. dipali December 27, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Wishing you all the merriest of Merry Christmases and the happiest of happy new years.

  4. Orange Jammies December 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    Aunty G: One holiday hug, coming right up!

    Gymnast: Oh wow, thanks for sharing your wonderful news. 🙂 Congratulations–I hope it is a joyous day with beautiful memories.

    dipali: Thanks so much, Dipali, all things wonderful to you as well.

  5. Revathi December 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm #

    xx Happy holidays!

  6. chandni December 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    Merry Christmas OJ and boy! Hope you have a wonderful time and year ahead. The tree is beautiful 🙂

  7. Orange Jammies December 28, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

    Revathy: Happy holidays!

    chandni: Thanks, Chandni. 🙂 We love Noelle too. The best of the season to you and your family.

  8. sukanya December 29, 2011 at 6:50 am #

    wishing you a fantastic new year OJ!

  9. Orange Jammies December 29, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    sukanya: Thanks so much–I hope it is wonderful for you too!

  10. rajni January 1, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    Christmas was spent with family just as it should be.
    Both kids got new bicycles so they were over the moon:)
    And yes although we’ve not met in person there is a bond shared.

  11. Orange Jammies January 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    rajni: I’m delighted to read ‘bicycles’ and not screen toys. It’s so rare these days. 😦

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