December 23, 2013

I'm Home for Christmas


It doesn't look like Christmas here. Oh, there are colorful lights and a zillion presents under the tree, but it feels like fall, and really kind of like we are floating in time.

Things are good, though. So good! Here we wear sweaters instead of coats and are far away from anything that resembles hustle and bustle. My nerves, they are happy.



Santa came for a visit on a boat, of course. A little different than his snowy arrival 
last year, but enchanting all the same.



We have no plans during winter break. My hope is that it just involves a lot of doing nothing. Also my kids are getting only throw pillows next Christmas. It's all they ever play with.




This holiday we've attended a tea party and I'm in a book club with people who make really good book club food. If you want to know for sure how I'm coming along with making friends... I have a friend who will drive 2-and-a-half hours one way with me to buy a hamster. He's living in my closet until Christmas morning.


Meet Jon Hammy.


Every day as the sun starts to sink lower into the ocean I go through the house and turn on all the lamps. I love lamp(s). And then every night before bed, I treasure the movement as I pad from room to room, to switch them off. Each one, click.

Home.

Merry Christmas xoxo




15 comments:

  1. Love this! And Jon Hammy is the cutest little Teddy Bear ever! I know Gray will scream so loud when he sees him. I guess I am now a Mimi to a Hamster too!

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  2. I LOVE lamps, too. Overhead lights tend to give me migraines...especially fluorescent ones. So, I fill my home with ambient light...lamps, twinkle lights, etc. They drive my husband crazy because he hates turning them off, but I love the routine, just like you. cheers momma! Merry Oregon Christmas!

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  3. I love the happy in your "voice"!

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  4. Beautiful writing . . . and adorable hamster!

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  5. I live in your winter wonderland, and you live by my beloved ocean. God must have special plans for each of us to put us in lands that are foreign. Merry Christmas!

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  6. It sounds (and looks) absolutely enchanting. Lovely!
    And Jon Hammy is SO CUTE!!!!
    I hope you and your family have a fabulous and blessed Christmas!

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  7. Throw pillows- brilliant! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  8. I love this. I am so glad you are so at home there. Merry Christmas to you and yours….and Jon Hammy! You know I love that name!

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  9. Merry Christmas! Say hi to the ocean for me!

    Mary

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  10. I love the ring on Ivy's finger...such a girlie girl!

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  11. Merry, merry! I covet your coastal living. The throw pillow sentence made me laugh out loud. In our house too.

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  12. beautiful. miss reading your blog. I've been mia - I'm a fan of less cool-ness in the winter ;-) - as long as its not like 85+ ;-D

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  13. I've been away from reading blogs, a great way to dip back in :)

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  14. Lovely decors and yeah I love the little white fur ball :) (the hamster of course )

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  15. Oh, man. I really want to be in a book club. Maybe I'll start one...but probably not this year. ;)

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