What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace." ~ Agnes M. Pahro
And peeping out at us. The cutest snowman in the world I think!
Even if I didn't know that Christmas was right around the corner my amaryllis and paper whites would be reminding me daily. Their blooms starting to pop out in various rooms in the house. I love having those guys around. It makes the gardens not seem like a distant memory.
A busy week ahead. For everyone I'm sure. Appointments and more shopping mixed in with dinners, parties, fun and games. Baking and eating. Excitement in the air. I always get so excited thinking about giving the kids their gifts. But I don't want to rush it getting here because it goes so quickly on Christmas day.
I have the sweetest video of Eudora and old Dale loving and bathing each other. The only cat to have anything to do with them. They are terrified of Darius. I keep getting errors trying to load the video with the thump thump thump of Dora's tail and the fire popping in the background. It is so cute.
I liked this quiet shot of Toonce with his friends before the show Friday night. We went to Richmond to see one of his favorites ,The Skip Castro Band. A boogie woogie band started around 1977 in Charlottesville and was huge in that area and from Boston to Atlanta in the 80s. ( Right in Martin's law school days.) So I was tickled he had such a nostalgic night with so many of his best friends when it has been such a tough two months on him. He needed a night out!
Going to a Party Tonight is one of their songs.
I have to admit I like them much better now than when I was young. The boogie woogie sounds were fun. It was nice seeing the guys relive their youth. And the piano guy Danny Bierne is unlike anything I've ever seen before.
Bo Randall (who Toonces and fans swear is one of the best guitarists out there), Charlie Pastorfield, and Corky Schoonover on drums.
His groupies seemed to think so too.
It really was nice seeing middle aged people out there dancing, singing and shaking it like they were 21 young and free again ♥
in closing, having a great week. Good luck with all your Christmas duties and may everything fall right into place for you...no stress. No worries. All Joy!
and if anyone has an elf to spare to come wrap my gifts I'd love it, thanks!
I'm gonna close out with a favorite shot of Ben and some family shots after his play.