Friday, December 26, 2014

Dec 26, Friday Five "Recovery Mode"

Friday Five (from RevGalBlogPals page

  1. What’s your “chill out” foot gear? Slippers or socks? Or Birkenstocks? (Poem not intentional)
    (answer) athletic sandals (support for my achy-breaky feet) with nice fuzzy sox on chilly days.
  1. A holiday treat or beverage that just makes you say “AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!”
(a) I make cookies and brownies for Christmas, and this year the brownies were extra good. AND I replaced half the butter with plain Greek Yogurt, reducing fat and calories significantly. The texture and taste were great. This is now my go-to recipe.
  1. What sight or sound moved you during the season? (This can be good or bad.)
    (a) the first song at our Christmas Eve service was O Holy Night, sung by a tenor from our choir, with his wife accompanying on piano. It was beautiful rendition of one of my faves. It set the tone for the service beautifully and helped me feel so worshipful and enjoy the service. also seeing a young bald eagle pair that are evidently living near the park where i like to walk. 
  1. With whom did you enjoy sharing time with over the Christmas season?
    Older son. He and I got to just sit and chat 1 on 1 for a bit, it's been a while!
  1. Was there someone missing from your festivities? How are you doing with that?
    This is one Christmas our immediate family hasn't lost anyone. We've had a few rough ones in the past. So I am grateful to be able to remember those gone from a distance. I was remembering how when our boys were young we would be together with Martin's Mom & Grandma and my Dad and Stepmother. And M's eldest brother and his sons. It was fun and chaotic!
A photo of a bodaciously wonderful present, delicious food, or lovely place that was a part of your holiday.
Well, since i forgot to take pics of dinner or gifts, here is a pic of Ashley Kitty "helping" after we did gifts. 

1 comment:

  1. Such a lovely feline "helper" you have! Our Christmas was less bound by grief this year, (though we still miss family and friends). May you find joy in the love and chaos! :)