Monday, December 12, 2011

Quiet Christmas Moments


-201 : a very sir tom christmas
Originally uploaded by kitkatherine

This is a busy season, duh!
That is why I savor quiet moments interspersed among the gift buying, wrapping, mailing, decorating and other bustling about.
Things I savor include:
A good book, like ones by Jan Karon.
Tea or coffee. Constant Comment tea has a clove Christmasy scent.
Keep a roll of quarters in your car so your kids can put quarters in the Salvation Army kettles.
Enjoy eating a candy cane.
Enjoy the moment like this guinea pig looks like it is doing.

20 comments:

Blessed Serendipity said...

Ahh savoring all the sights, sounds and true meaning of Christmas is what it is all about. Your little guy is really cute.

xo,
Danielle

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You are soo right we should enjoy the moments instead of rushing through, I love the idea to keep quarter for the kettles!

Carol

rosaria said...

Staying calm is a real gift at this time. Happy Holidays, Terra.

My Grama's Soul said...

My quarters are ready!!! Love your little guy....we once had one....her name was "Bubbles". (O:

xo

Jo

farmlady said...

Instead of a list of things to do, you have given us a list of things that make the season bright. Thank you for this.
I too love the idea of keeping a roll of quarters handy for special kettles. Very nice idea.
I will slow down and try to enjoy the holiday more.

Chatty Crone said...

I'm having a cup of coffee right now. sandie

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love Jan Karon, too! Have a very Merry Christmas

Daisy said...

Sweet picture and post. Yes, enjoy those moments while you can.

Ann said...

Adorable quiet moment, I think I need that. Finishing up outfits for the Christmas Program this weekend.
Ann

Marydon said...

Fabulous savoring, my friend ... & YES!! keep those Salvation Kettles jingling with those coins.

Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Amrita said...

Wishing you a lovely Advent season

Sue said...

We should all take time out of this hustle and bustle time to reflect. Why don't we?! Ok, today I clean house and stay away from Christmas trees! LOL

God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty said...

Your blog is beautiful! I found you at Debby's place, Heavenly Humor, as you commented on her post...

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

My middle son emptied his OWN pocket in the red kettle this year. It was a proud moment.

Nezzy said...

I just love to soak in every ounce of Christmas I can.

I crammed in all my decorating, shoppin', candy makin', card mailin' and wrappin' last week so I could really enjoy the season.

God bless ya and have a most beautiful day sweetie!

Enjoy your blessings my friend :o)

Debbie said...

An Amen to these from me. I am trying to savor the season too.

You should link this to a little Christmas meme on Fridays at Blue Skies.

http://alittlebluesky.blogspot.com/

Country Dreaming said...

Theses are nice times--when all is quiet and you can hear yourself think!

Thanks for stopping by Dreaming--come by again soon!

Melinda

LadyCat said...

Very good suggestions. The Constant Comment tea sounds wonderful.
Love your sweet little guinea pig. I had guinea pigs as a child...they are so cute : )

Vee said...

Oh I'm happy to say that I do all those tips, except one. I don't often eat a candy cane. Do caramels count? I enjoyed some holiday peppermint tea today and really enjoyed it.

June said...

I think I could get hooked on your list Terra. Oh I am already hooked on many of them ;)