Jonathan and I finally brought Christmastime in today.
I forget, even after 58 Christmases past, how transformational it can be to bring light into the home during this darkest time of year. What a grump I’ve been, for no clear reason. We went shopping; we put up wreaths and swags outside; we put up a tree inside, and festooned it with lights and memories. Stockings and other decorations came downstairs to take their holiday places. Jonathan put on a stunning new collection of Christmas music by Vocal Spectrum.
We got photos from all four kids today, enjoying themselves in myriad ways – Sam and Tess sent a video of Finn catching a cookie off his nose; Tessa and Chris went ice-skating; Nellie and Mike dressed Fiona in hilarious outfits; Anna and Robert sent pictures of their visit to their dancing niece in New York City. So many joyful ripples in the pond. Be merry, Robin. Welcome the light.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 117: 157 words, TOTAL = 19,176; 40,824 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.