All posts tagged: Christmas

A California Christmas

Well I’m taking a break from writing my Confessions story for awhile. At least until after Christmas. Don’t quote me though, because I’m known for changing my mind a lot! I have discovered, however, that it’s good to keep reflecting and writing, because I’m growing and learning a little more each time that I do. I was just telling Gil yesterday that I’ve been more emotional lately. Sadness, joy, gratitude… all sorts of feelings. Since I’ve poured so much of my life out, it seems like some real healing is taking place inside. It’s probably obvious by now (or maybe not) that I’m not giving a complete tell-all here. I mean, there are LOTS of things that I censor out of the blog. Especially when they involve other people—that I was married to perhaps? (Hint Hint). I could write an entire book about those things, but there’s really no point. The stories themselves won’t help anyone, but some things I learned after the fact WILL… and I’ll talk about those later. That’s about it for now. I’ve been anxious to post a festive photo …

Joy in the Night

Why I didn’t think of this before? I LOVE the night. Right now it’s raining too, so it’s even better. Anyway… that’s where Joy was discovered today—in the night. Between that Ginkgo and the Joy ornament, I think I’ll be happy when this is all over with. Oh, and to save myself the joy of doing another JOY post tomorrow—here is tomorrow’s joy… I think that wraps up the Joy posts until Saturday night. Blessings!

Discovering Joy

Call me crazy, but I have a plan. I’ve been wanting to do holiday photos but haven’t been getting out much yet. I picked up a $3 ornament and I’m going to use it as my prop for the next 13 days. Discovering Joy. Kind of like, Elf on the Shelf. Sounds a bit childlike, but that’s how I feel and that’s how I want to stay this Christmas. Have a joyful day everyone!