In keeping with our effort to have a simple holiday season this year, most of our Christmas and Winter books remained packed away. Feeling the need to bring out a few favorites, Emily went up to the attic and made a small selection. It felt so good to know that had Adam or I done the choosing... the exact titles would have come downstairs. Family favorites, confirmed. I want to remember this.
Our shopping trip went off without a hitch, people were friendly and the stores not too crowded. Brunch before things got underway was a nice idea... as were the sour cherry stuffed crepes.
Music teacher gifts (both past and present) were well received. A box of herbal tea and a bar of good chocolate were the perfect answer for this family who is not able to make much of anything this year. Pack, pack, pack...
Big salads for dinner with warm herbal tea. A nice compliment to the cool greens. So many clementines.
The winter solstice is his favorite day of the year. Most people wouldn't guess that, and he's not exactly telling, but I know and love him all the more for it.