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Thursday, 8 December 2016

8 December

Each shining light
Each silver bell
No one alive spreads cheer so well

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree
You'll ever be unchanging

This is our first year with our cat

Tucker Huckleberry Finn

He looks rather regal there...

I was rather concerned about his inclination to get into trouble

when I put up the tree this year.
All sorts of scenarios went through my head as I strung the lights
and they all involved a downed tree and a lot of broken glass.
But, he has been quite good about it

and this is about as close as he has gotten to it.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

7 December

V is for Verne

My sweet baby grandson in his first snow

It is a grandmothers that our mothers 

come into the fullness of their grace.

-Christopher Morley

There is something so sweet and tender about watching 

my daughter and son-in-law

begin their little family.


I always knew I would love Verne.

I loved him with a grandmother's love even while he was swimming around

in my daughter's womb.

What I didn't know before I became a grandmother,
what I couldn't really have imagined,

is how wonderful it would be to see my daughter with her own child. 

To know that she understands a mother's love.

To feel her wonder and joy at each new accomplishment Verne makes.
And, at the same time to remember feeling that same 
wonder and joy when she made those accomplishments.
My greatest memories, the best part of my life, my most powerful love,

was becoming a mother and raising my children.

I would give them all of my heart, I would give them the very best of everything,

and now I know that one of my most loved children

has a love like that herself.

My cup runneth over. 

Monday, 5 December 2016

5 December

 the random

I woke this morning to Tucker Huckleberry Finn snoozing at the foot of my bed.

He's getting really big.

the good

Sweet baby Verne is getting big as well....
and so darn cute. 

I'm going to see him tonight...I can't wait.

 the fun

We did our annual cousin's weekend.

We all got together at my mum's house for the Marblehead Christmas walk.

We did some shopping, we went out to lunch, my mum made us a lobster dinner,

and we laughed!


Friday, 2 December 2016

2 December

I spent last Friday afternoon with sweet baby Verne.

We had a wonderful time together....

He smiles now....

and laughs when I talk to him...

It was such a heartwarming experience

to watch my daughter and my son in law creating their little family

They are so cute all together

 I got my house mostly decorated for the season.

We still have the lights to put out on the porch

but it's been rather windy and wet for that this week.

We had the boys over Thanksgiving weekend

We went to Joey's hockey game on Sunday

He won.

I love working in Beacon Hill in Boston.

This is a little shoppe on the corner

that I often walk past as I make my way around Beacon Hill.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

1 December

Every year the big blue spruce in the park across the street is lit up for Christmas.

It's situated at the end of the causeway so all who come home 

to this rather tiny sort of an island are cheered by it's bright and colorful presence. 

Last year, for some reason, it wasn't lit. 

I was so disappointed.

 I began to wonder if they would light it this year and on Saturday afternoon....

along came a big crane with a bucket loader

to set about stringing the tree!

I can see it from my living room and dining room windows.

It's the little things that are the real ones after all.

Santa will be sailing in on Saturday night to flip the big switch 

the town tree at town hall, the tiny white lights at Memorial Park,

and this year, once again, the big blue spruce

will all shine brightly!

Share your cup Thursday
Little things Thursday
The charm of home

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