Christmas Eve

Posted: December 24th, 2012 under Life beyond writing.

Joy to all who celebrate Christmas, and also to those who don’t…hug the ones you love (or send loving thoughts if you’re not with them.)   It’s been just a wee bit hectic  around here the past week, and I’ll be leaving shortly for the city (again) to sing (again), this time the late service on Christmas Eve.   One family member isn’t feeling well and is staying home; the other is coming with me.

We have Weather in the offing (60% chance of thunderstorms after midnight, and “…some may be severe.”)   My sinuses insist it’s all taking aim right at us, but it’s a broad front, and whatever we get will be less than is supposed to land (is already landing?) on the lower Mississippi Valley.    I got the pies made today; we have other things I’ll cook tomorrow.

Be as happy as you can be, and I’ll be back around the Paksworld site in a few days.     Peace and joy to you all.


  • Comment by Kerry aka Trouble — December 24, 2012 @ 8:57 pm


    Merry Christmas to you and R- and M-

  • Comment by John Peterson — December 24, 2012 @ 10:06 pm


    Merry Christmas.

  • Comment by Dave Ring — December 24, 2012 @ 11:50 pm


    Got my cranberry sauce, yams and bean soup made for tomorrow’s dinner and lots of visiting family to eat them. Merry Christmas!

  • Comment by ellen — December 25, 2012 @ 12:06 am


    Merry Christmas! Having a rather stormy one on the NSW coast too!

  • Comment by mikelabb — December 25, 2012 @ 4:04 am


    Best wishes to you all from a VERY wet UK; floods and wet weather warnings everywhere, rail tracks washed out, and yet more rain forecast. Not a hope of a White Christmas. Wellies on, paddle round to visit family for lunch, then hibernate for the rest of the week.

  • Comment by Naomi — December 25, 2012 @ 4:33 am


    Best wishes to you and your family from a very damp but surprisingly warm Belgium- with dark clouds full of rain coming over from the UK! extra chicken ready for the oven for treats for the cats and dogs, all ready to go! happy although a bit late Hannukah too…

  • Comment by Annabel — December 25, 2012 @ 6:40 am


    Happy Christmas from a soggy, rain-drenched, flooded, muddy England!

  • Comment by gareth — December 25, 2012 @ 7:00 am


    Happy Christmas from Cornwall UK – sun and showers
    Just getting ready for turkey etc.

  • Comment by Ginny W. — December 25, 2012 @ 7:07 am


    Merry Christmas to you all. We got about 10 minutes of beautiful snow – before it turned back to rain. Stay safe and healthy!

  • Comment by Ed Bunyan — December 25, 2012 @ 9:21 am


    To all, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stay Warm (or cool if applicable) and may you be able to enjoy the time with family and friends

  • Comment by Jenn — December 25, 2012 @ 12:55 pm


    Blessed Christmas

    I’m having a delightfully cold and white one.

  • Comment by pjm — December 25, 2012 @ 7:43 pm


    It is now Boxing Day here, after a 22 degree (C) Christmas Day. A belated Merry Christmas to everyone, and a Happy New Year.

  • Comment by Sharidann — December 26, 2012 @ 5:01 am


    Merry Christmas to all!

    Lots of happiness and laughter with your loved ones!

  • Comment by Sam Barnett-Cormack — December 26, 2012 @ 8:00 am


    Season’s Greetings from Lancaster, UK to all who wish them. It’s been quite fair here, weather-wise, which is a welcome change.

  • Comment by Rolv — December 26, 2012 @ 3:59 pm


    Merry Christmas from white inland Norway. We’ve had fresh snow nearly every day, it’s beautiful. Sadly, it may getting warmer soon.

  • Comment by Nadine Barter Bowlus — December 26, 2012 @ 5:17 pm


    White Holiday Greetings to all from the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. Fifteen inches of snow added to the 6″ already on the deck from noon Sunday to present, Monday afternoon. The wall of snow on the railing is scalloped, looks like a copy of the mountain skyline. Best wishes to all for a happy, peaceful 2013.

  • Comment by pjm — December 28, 2012 @ 7:04 am


    There are some moments of oddness between Christmas here downunder and the standard Christmassy things. Our family usually gets together over a big roast, so 22° was pleasantly cool, especially after 38° a couple of days earlier. This year our minister poured water instead of lighting candles for the Advent wreath – a very logical change of symbol for our context.
    Santas mostly wear light-weight suits but still tend to get very hot, except where the air conditioning is running. The only Yule log I have ever seen is a chocolate confectionery item.
    Carol services have to run quite late if people are to see the candles, and organisers of outside events need permission from the fire brigade for candles to be lit. The LED candles are easier and safer.
    The main school holidays begin a few days before Christmas, so we have an extra reason to celebrate the end of the year.

    Blessings to you all.


  • Comment by Susan — December 29, 2012 @ 1:31 pm


    Happy holidays to all from the Pacific North-wet, in Washington State. We got a little unexpected snow around Christmas, but now we’re back to rain, rain, and more rain. But joyful anyway!

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