December . . . the month containing Christmas . . . and here i am standing at the threshold of the Season . . . looking forward to making memories . . . feeling blessed . . .
through no doing of my own, i managed to "luck" out on life in 2 wonderful countries . . . born in Finland and living most of my life in Canada, my grown up Christmas traditions are a Finnish/Canadian blend, with just a sprinkling of the southwest U.S.A. . . . sweet Arizona memories, Christmas’ spent in a land of cactus and wildflowers blooming, instead of icicles and white fluffy snowflakes (remember my husband has chronic back problems? the dry climate did help him - and me!) . . .
it is such a mix in our household and each item put up has a memory or story attached to it . . . the house is dripping in nostalgia of times past . . . yet we make room for the present day memories too ...
i’ve learned to love Christmas - it wasn’t always that way . . . i thank the Lord that it is now . . . twinges of sadness may remain, but that only adds flavour to the pot . . .
so my job today is to "get tuit", and get the halls decked ‘cause the Yuletide glow is arriving today . . .