. . . shhhhh . . . . .
but tonight. christmas eve! and . . .
they’ve PROMISED snow!
i cannot believe it. snow for christmas. and actually on the day.
and the night before. even better!
a walk in the snow.
just doesn’t get much better for me! LOL.
can you tell i’m excited?
snow is still magical to me.
i love it now as much as i loved it when i was a child.
perhaps i can love it
because where i live it melts the next day. LOL.
it’s almost like a dream.
was it real? was it really here?
not like the
disgruntled man in new york who called into the weather channel
“i want you to know . . .
i just shoveled 3 feet of ‘snow flurries’ off my driveway.”
not so funny.
hey old bean.
almost. just a few hours i guess.
but it’s finally here.
and yet this year it came so fast!!!
i turned around 3 times and here it is!
are you alone?
but you know what? i rather like it that way.
my beloved husband died long ago.
i have no children or grandchildren.
i never remarried. i didn’t want to.
still . . .
i have been very happy.
i have a small family
it’s only my brother now.
his son and daughter in law ~ and their two boys
are stationed in new mexico and will be there for christmas.
and that’s all.
that’s our little family.
my brother is a widower. and alone now too.
if you’re a peanut reader
you already know all that.
but if you’re new to the peanut
and just happened to find it
and stop by
cause it’s christmas
and because you might be alone . . .
i hope this post will be good company for you!
don’t be sad.
if you’re sad . . .
just read it a few times
throughout the holiday.
you’re always welcome here.
ever notice how EVERYTHING
in our society is geared to make you feel
like you’re the one on the outside
if you don’t celebrate the same way everyone else does?
buy all the tons of stuff called gifts?
cook all the tons of food and goodies?
go to all the events?
sometimes all that can make a person feel even more alone.
but i’m here to tell you . . .
it just ain’t so!
or at least i learned very early on . . .
it doesn’t have to feel that way at all.
the first few christmases i looked like this . . .
he’s really cute.
but you don’t have to feel like that!
you can be alone with you
and still have a wonderful christmas.
there’s a secret to that . . .
it’s just another day.
yup. that’s the famous secret!!!! LOL.
it really truly is.
just another day.
now i enjoy it just like i enjoy all the other days!
that’s the big secret.
and i know you might think it silly.
but if you learn that.
and accept it.
and even relish the sense of it . . .
you can be happy
no matter what!
no matter if your family is far away.
no matter if your family only lives in your memories.
no matter if you have no gifts or even money.
it’s just another day.
i once saw a phrase that i laughed at . . .
“life is just one damned thing after another.”
i still laugh at that.
i don’t know why it’s funny to me. i guess because maybe even
pollyanna that i am . . . i see the truth in it.
but even if it is.
we love it so.
nobody wants to leave.
and nobody wants anybody they love to leave.
so . . .
if you can
just let your imagination grow calm and quiet
and enjoy these cozy pictures.
i will always crave beauty.
it’s just in my make up.
i can see it and it always feeds my soul.
whether or not i want it for myself.
it’s lovely to feast my eyes upon for awhile.
i don’t have to have a crackling fire in front of me
to enjoy its warmth and beauty . . .
i can “see” it in my mind.
that’s enough. if it has to be.
so . . .
on this cozy christmas eve and christmas day and night . . .
enjoy your own company.
it’s probably VERY GOOD company!
if you have no gifts . . . rejoice!
you no doubt have too much stuff anyway. LOL.
and only one thing . . .
i hope you have warmth. and food. and shelter.
if you’re reading this on a computer ~
you surely do.
but if you don’t ~ it is my genuine wish for you.
the basics of life.
that’s all we need.
merry christmas old bean!
one for me and one for you! LOL.
light some candles
but for heaven sake don’t burn the house down!
WOW. in my dreams!
somewhere in scotland or the english countryside of course.
it’s my dream. get your own old bean.
yours might be on a sailboat
in turquoise crystal clear waters
with the sun beating down and
the cool spray in your face!
do you see winston churchill lying by the fire? LOL!!
and this . . .
well . . .
i’m sorry. but i just find this creepy.
if this is what your christmas tree looks like.
even if you never even put one up.
we’ve made it through another one.
the world didn’t end.
we’ve got a whole new clean slate ahead of us!
that’s another post though
nice spending christmas with you old bean.
hope you’ll spend next christmas with me too!
and from some of the gang.