Happy Christmas, and Happy New Year, may 2013 bring health, success, and so much Love into you life. WOOOHOO for another year! And for Christmas. I love Christmas. 🙂
Thank you to everyone who has been reading this Bumpy Blog with all its random posts, changes, and deviations. I don’t know where we’re heading, but it’s wonderful to have such good company for the journey. Thanks you for your comments, your visits, just being here and for accepting me as part of your online world.
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! And enjoy yourselves. God I love this time of year. And I love being healthy. And I love being with family. Don’t you?
P.S. Yesterday I made an amazing cake for my annual family St.Hubert’s chicken dinner. We go to this restaurant called St. Hubert, and this year, for the first time ever – everyone came back to our place afterward for dessert. I pulled out the very fine china, (so fine, it rarely sees the light of day) and served up this lovely maple syrup floating cake. It’s not difficult to make, it’s IS gluten free (but the kind you would never suspect to be gluten free), and I was so darn proud of it! Add some vanilla ice cream on the side, and I think I should have been crowned hostess with the mostess for the evening. We put on some Bing Crosby that Zsolt & I had bought from a thrift shop, and played it on Lulu’s old record player. That record player is sentimental magic. I think my dad partiucarly loved the cracks and pops as Bing sang White Christmas and the music got stuck on one particular line that was repeated over and over till Zsolt moved the needle.
I miss Lulu at this time of year. She was the best for Christmas and cookies and sucre a la creme. I miss old family gatherings where she’s be in the middle (she’d insist on being in the middle) watching over everything and speaking very loudly. There are things that I miss and things I can’t control. But this Christmas has been lovely despite all of that, and I am looking forward to our families growing – so maybe one day I can see my own mother as the matriarch where the grandkids gather round, and she makes them whatever little Christmas touch she decides to adopt. And then, even later, when my kids have kids, I’ll get to know that pleasure too. For sure I’m making them ginger bread cookies with icing. That’s what Lulu did for me, and I love it.
What a long P.S.
Ok, that’s all for now. Again, thank you so much for being here. 🙂 Catherine x
6 thoughts on “A Very Merry Christmas!”
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (and babies! Lots and lots of babies)!!!
Merry Christmas and tons of LOVE your way…. I am THRILLED with your new layout… and, I’m VERY thrilled with your RSS feed. Now, I will see when you post something new!
Happy NEW YEAR my dear friend….
Happy New Year AnneMarie!!
I love this time of year too. It’s all about family isn’t it? I’m sorry you’re missing your Lulu, but glad you have such lovely memories of her. Happy holidays to you too, Catherine. It’s my pleasure to “be here” reading your blog. Keep up the great writing. Can’t wait to hear what 2013 brings for you. My best. And nice new look to the blog, by the way!
Thanks so much Nancy. 🙂
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and as Sparkly said: BABIES. Love the new design. 🙂