12.09.2013

Gift again, and again

This one will find its way into the hands of my grandfather and Myles' teacher. It is the perfect gift for your lover of history and iambic pentameter. 



My Christmas spirit feels a little impeached at the moment actually. I just said goodbye to my dearest of childhood friends who was visiting for the night and day. She and her husband brought good cheer and company on a much needed rainy, gloomy Monday.  We discussed Housekeeping, and she doesn't think Sylvie is ill like I had written her off as.  I guess I will have to think a little bit harder. 
This week I must make good on some plans I have committed to. Remember the paper whites in the tins?  Oh yeah, and all that baking. 

4 comments:

Maura O'Brien said...

I'm ordering that book TODAY! Though will Jackson be on to me if Santa is getting things off your blog??

Terri said...

You can unapologetically celebrate "Old Christmas." According to my mother-in-law, the rural south Alabama tradition years ago was to emphasize celebrations for the week after Christmas and on up to Epiphany, though they wouldn't have called it that as they were all non-liturgical Baptists and Methodists. You have until Jan. 6 or 7, and she would have paid attention as one of those days was her birthday, though I am embarrassed that I am not certain which one it was. Some old country traditions like that are basically unchanged since they came over from England. So you are not behind with anything, but you are giving your children an authentic historic experience to bake and plant bulbs during the wonderful days between Christmas and New Year. The same logic applies if you fall behind on those Advent readings. Blessings on you and yours, and Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Merry Christmas again!

Emily said...

I think you are safe! It is wonderful, I had been counting down the days till its release :)

Emily said...

I love this, you are so right. I can relax and enjoy and give myself another week! Thanks Terri :)