We have eaten many times at The Golden Lamb in Lebanon during the Christmas seasons - past and present. I can't imagine any place looking more like a warm cozy Christmas than their lobby. Such a relaxing place to go for a meal.
It's raining cats and dogs outside and all of our beautiful snow has been replaced by puddles. The icicles along the sides of the spillway at Caesar Creek were awesome! Now, they're history.
Mom and Daddy are snug in their place nearby still anxiously awaiting the arrival of the mover with the rest of their things. It's been 20 days since they left Virginia and he has yet to deliver the rest of their things - clothes, some furniture, kitchen stuff, washer/dryer,
etc. He has made a stressful situation absolutely miserable with a lot of unnecessary worry and waiting. He has said everything will be here by tomorrow. We'll see.
My birthday is in December and when Mom was pregnant, she started collecting Christmas ornaments for me. I had them on my tree for many many years. Several years ago, I decided I would use all snowmen on the tree. They're so cute and are always sooo happy! I love them! So,
our tree is covered in snowmen, snowflakes, and glass balls full of glitzy red yarn. One of my favorite ornaments is this one - Mr. Snowman is taking a break. He's hung his scarf on the post and kept his top hat on while soaking in a tub of ice cubes.
There is one ornament on the tree that is not a snowman. Mom and Daddy gave me an angel for my tree the year I made it through major surgery for a pancreatic tumor. Lest I forget, the angel reminds me that I am watched over and of how fortunate I am.
The soap shelves in the studio are loaded with soap if anyone needs last minute gifts for Christmas or New Year's. Handmade soap makes great stocking stuffers, gifts to tuck into a package, or stand-alone gifts. Make up a "pamper basket" for a family member or a friend. You can see what's available at my The Robin's Nest / Bird Bath Essentials Etsy site.
This week, I spotted this one morning as I got out of bed. A moonset. Is there such a word? If no, there should be. On one side of my house, the sun was rising and on the other side, the moon was setting. So, this is a moonset (like a sunset) picture. It gave everything a rosy glow.
Today, December 21st is Mom and Daddy's 63rd wedding anniversary. They were married on a Thursday - probably due to Daddy's schedule. He was in the Army and based at Albuquerque, New Mexico. As the story goes, his sergeant almost didn't let him come home on leave. They honeymooned in Roanoke, Virginia and then Daddy went back to Albuquerque and Mom returned to college in Farmville, VA.
That summer, Mom attended summer school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and then they both returned to Farmville, where she finished college.
That was the beginning of their married life but their life together actually began during their teen years. So, I figure they've got about 67 years invested in their life together. That's a long time!
Mom and Daddy, wishing you a very Happy Anniversary and may this year bring all the best! Love you both!
Signing off - got to go make those wreaths with the boxwood and magnolia I brought back from Virginia. Hope all of your holiday preparations go smoothly!