Thursday, December 25, 2008

Things that make me go Jingle-Jingle

Posted by: Lisa Hendrix
Currently working on: A Bailey's and Coffee

It's Christmas Day when this goes up, but 10 days earlier when I'm writing it. Despite the fact that I'm having my annual pre-Christmas Scrooge attack, there's no way I'm going to have my Christmas Day post be a list of things that make me go hmmm. So instead, I'm giving you my list of things that make me smile broadly, with an emphasis on the holidays.

Stockings on the mantle.

Snow flakes, real or paper.
Paper chains.
Popcorn chains, especially with cranberries.
Branches covered with ice and snow.

Bacon frying
Family ornaments from WWII.
Krusteaz Orange-Cranberry Muffins (our traditional Christmas morning feast)
Piles of wrapping paper with cats in them.
Lines of kids waiting to see Santa.
Family all around.
ZuZu's flower.
"We'll follow the Old Man wherever he wants to go..."
Ribbons.  Loads and loads of ribbons.
christmas or holiday lights Pictures, Images and PhotosDriving around to see the lights.

Hanukkah gelt.
Giant full moons (last Friday)
Lazy mornings (my kids are teens now)
New PJs.
Instruction manuals for new toys.
Dawns that happen late enough that I'm awake to see them.
Chocolate oranges.

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Children who, for one glorious day, don't fight.
Snow ice-cream.
Singing Muppets.
Warm blankets.
A black President-elect.

Merry Christmas to everyone.  I'll see you after the New Year...and the Inauguration. May they both fulfill all the best expectations we have for them.


Delle Jacobs said...

A perfect list, Lisa. Are you going to the inauguration?


Lisa Hendrix said...

Nope, Delle, I'm not going to the inauguration, though for the first time in my life, I wish I were. I do plan to celebrate here at home.

Delle Jacobs said...

I thought about it too. But hey, money is still money. It is, isn't it? I haven't seen any in awhile so I could be wrong.

Genene Valleau said...

Ah, Lisa, what a nice list!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, happy list, Lisa. I would love to be at the inauguration but only if I could actually see it. My youngest son will be there on the mall with the 4 million other people. But he will be watching it on a big screen TV on the Washington Mall. For me, I will be watching it on TV in the warmth and comfort of my sofa, in front of the fire.

Lisa Hendrix said...

I'd even take being on the Mall.

But yeah, warm is nice. Hope your son has a ball.