Christmas Day has come and gone. Gifts have been opened and now wait to be exchanged for the correct size or color. All the decorations are down, except for the Christmas cards. I like to keep them up until I have time to take each one in my hand, and again read what has been scribed inside. Then I’ll store them away until next year when my granddaughter and I will make bookmarks out of them.
As the end of the year draws to a close my mind wanders back through the year 2011.…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on December 26, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments
With just a few days left until Christmas Day I know everyone is probably like me, your brain is zipping in a hundred different directions. Actually, I am ready for the big day. All my gifts are wrapped and I’ve purchased the ingredients for my pumpkin bread. With that being said I thought I’d share a little holiday cheer with some old sayings… wives’ tales if you may.
My Christmas cactus is to blame for this blog. Close to twenty years ago, while visiting with a dear lady…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on December 19, 2011 at 11:46am — No Comments
Once upon a snowy Christmas Eve young Emily sat snuggled up in the crook of her grandma’s arm. The open fire sizzled and popped, sometimes spewing a few sparks onto the black speckled linoleum. Emily pulled her special fuzzy blanket, the one imprinted with hundreds of kitty cats up under her chin. Emily loved cats. The room was warm, but Emily snuggled anyway. She always felt safe and loved when she was with her grandma she called Gigi.
“Gigi, do you believe in Santa Claus?”…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on December 12, 2011 at 9:56am — No Comments
There are so many emotions tugging at my heart this time of year. Of course there is stress: Visions of all that needs to be done dancing around in my head and the hustle and bustle of plain old everyday living. But for some reason there is a crazy calm surrounding me this year. I seem to be looking at things a bit differently. For instance, while putting up my Christmas tree with my granddaughter Emma, I realized that at least ninety percent of my ornaments are…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on December 5, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments