Thursday, December 17, 2009

School Concert

I have just returned from my Grade 2 granddaughter's Christmas concert ( Oops- -Winter concert). The children put their hearts and souls into all the songs and actions they did , great job kids.

Years ago I remember going to school Christmas concerts, such lovely songs of the season were sung. We could say Merry Christmas. Now, the concerts must not contain anything that refers to religion because it may offend some people. We have to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas as it might offend some one. I can think of two other words that are used so often in peoples conversations that offend people more.

I am going to continue to say Merry Christmas.

Thanks, I feel so much better now that I have go that off my chest.


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Snowflakes that fall on my nose and eyelashes

That's what happened during my walk this afternoon. The temp is hovering around 0 C and snowflakes falling, they are still quite wet so not laying yet. Needed to get some fresh air and renew my energy for some baking this p.m. Did some sausage rolls and a moist fruit cake which has no added sugar, ( all the sweetness is from the fruit) and no fat. It really is delish, and a Christmas treat for diabetic DH. Now that my finger tips are warm I am going to start my shortbread.

Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Decorations up

Saturday, we put up our Christmas tree and a few decorations. Last year we downsized our decorations, now just have some pieces we have collected over the years that mean something to us.

Below are pictures of the five Santa's I painted when I was in my ceramic painting phase a few years back. The two directly below are closeups of the two faces that I like the most.

The last couple of days here have been dull and damp. Little fog in the air this afternoon, otherwise quite pleasant for this time of the year.