Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Musings


Coming July 2013
by Emma Taylor of the Sweet Nothings Mystery Series.


I sure hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I certainly did.  My best friend Liz invited us all to her house—me, Aunt Arabella, Liz’s brother Brian, Sylvia and my parents who came up from Florida for the holiday.  Brian caught me under the mistletoe more than once.  I have to admit to lingering underneath hoping for just that!

What a wonderful meal we had!  Aunt Arabella made her famous oyster dressing, and Liz did a splendid job on the turkey and cheese grits.  We indulged in divinity and ambrosia and pecan pie until we were too stuffed to move.  The long antique table in the dining room sparkled with Liz’s best dishes and crystal and candle light flickered off the walls.  It was magical.

Ben and Alice could barely contain themselves.  They were so thrilled with the toys Santa left under the tree.  Ben got a new bicycle and Alice got a fabulous doll house with furniture handmade by her grandfather. 

Aunt Arabella gave me a gorgeous necklace—something she brought back from India and was saving especially for me. I felt so honored.  I know you all are dying to know what Brian got me!  He is so sweet!  He gave me a beautiful pearl bracelet from The French Jewel.  I may never take it off, and I have to admit I actually slept with it on!

I hope your Christmas was just as wonderful, and here’s looking forward to the new year!

9 comments:

  1. Lovely Christmas memory :) My Christmas is not over yet, here in Holland there are two days of Christmas. Today I have to go to my family to spend the day.

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  2. It has been a great month reading all of the Christmas stories! I am really looking forward the life settling down into January and working my way through some of the new books I got.

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  3. Aurian, I think that two days of Christmas is marvelous! Susie, I know what you mean. I love January because it's a nice, quiet month and the weather is perfect for staying inside and reading!

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  4. I agree, Peg. Two days of Christmas makes so much sense. You can spread the fun out a little bit. But I admit that I'm eager to get back to normalcy, too.

    ~ Krista

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  5. I had a wonderful Christmas!! I'd be happy to spread it out over more than the one day.

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  6. I had a wonderful Christmas. I'd be happy to spread it out over more than the one day.

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  7. It is always so sad when you prep for so long and it goes by so fast, but it was wonderful nonetheless :)

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  8. Thank you for posting all these great cozy mystery books this month. Have a Happy New Year

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  9. I love being introduced to all of the precious series books! Thank you!
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