Joyeux Noel

how lovely are thy branches

There is something about this Christmas that I thoroughly enjoyed. Perhaps it is because we, as a family, decided to cut back a bit. The kid are adults now and I did not feel obligated to go all out anymore. What a difference it made. I did still go to bed exhausted to the bone last night but this morning I am remarkably refreshed after doing my own little holiday tradition: Falling asleep to the movie, The Christmas Story (“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”).

I hope that you have a great day planned for yourself and your traditions soothe your soul instead of tiring it out.

I will leave you with this little sequence of pictures as well as a heartfelt Merry Christmas, friend! Thank you for being such a great friend to me.


Mitchell loves to sleep on the back of the chair lately. As you can see, there is a big pillow for a back, which I am sure is very comfy. It does have it’s flaw though. It is a pillow and moves and scrunches around. As you will see. (As always, you can click a picture to see it bigger!)

Um, guys? Hello? I seem to have slipped down between the cushion

I'm fine, really. It's kind of cozy in here

I'm fine. I will climb out by myself then while you take PHOTOS!!!

I sincerely hope your holiday is all you hope it to be!



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11 responses to “Joyeux Noel

  1. Merry Christmas, dear Sandy. We scaled back this year too, and it made all the difference. Family is what’s important.

  2. I also stepped back — way, way back. It felt great. Merry Christmas, Sandy!

  3. Merry Christmas, Sandy! Very cute cat photos.

  4. I hope you were laughing at him while taking photos. ;^)

    Merry Christmas, my Sandy!


  5. Elaine

    Those branches are indeed lovely…. Have a wonderful day!

  6. Merry Christmas, Sandy–and Mitchell, too!

  7. Poor baby! The insult! 😀

    Merry Christmas.

  8. Manise

    Merry Christmas Sandy! The indignity of it all- poor cat.

  9. Mery Christmas, Sandy. For the second year in a row we didn’t have a tree and I don’t miss it one bit. It feels like I get two extra days out of Christmas without all that work. We have a little table with a ceramic Christmas tree and the nativity. Even my youngest at 19 says it feels OK.

  10. Merry Christmas, Sandy! Poor Mitchell though. 🙂

    I cut way back this year too and it was wonderful. No racing around and last minute panic.

  11. jill

    My girls and I loved the kitty shots. Lots of giggles.