I love Christmas Eve Day. I have everything on my “to-do” list checked off and can just start my cooking and preparations for tomorrow at my own pace. It is usually a quiet day here…let’s just say the others in my family are still “hustling and bustling” and I am totally okay with that. It leaves me with my thoughts.
Memories and traditions are what I think about when I go through my day…old ones and new ones. I put on my Andrea Bocelli Christmas CD which reminds me of my mother-in-law (we both adore Mr. Bocelli). I continue on with my Johnny Mathis Christmas CD which reminds me of my parents and the Christmas season with my family in Pennsylvania. Then I get to the more current music, which of course, reminds me of my own kids and hubby. It all makes me smile and maybe a bit teary, but that is okay…it is all good stuff!
It is funny how a simple object, song, sound, food or scent can trigger so many memories so quickly. An ornament might remind me of my brothers, while the scent of Jergens lotion always brings me to Mom. A gift from a friend adorns my doorway and it reminds me of her and the breakfast we shared when she gave it to me. My students are always so kind and generous and their goodies pepper my home with kind, little memories. I’ll be making an apple pie in a few minutes and of course it reminds me of my Grams…it is mostly her recipe…and I still remember the time she put her hand on mine as I was adding sugar and she pushed my hand to add more…that was soooo GRAMS!
So, I know this is long winded…but I just wanted to remind everyone to make some good memories . Everything doesn’t have to be perfect. Sometimes the best memories are when things go terribly wrong…sit back and enjoy that!
One more thought…I just want to thank all of you for supporting me into this new adventure. There are some of you out there whose continuous support has been so appreciated. You know who you are ♥
Merry Christmas, Friends!