Sunday, November 27, 2011

Another Season

Thanksgiving is past now.

The food is eaten, leftovers stored or gobbled up over the long weekend.

A new season has begun.


TBHITW's favorite time of year.

The Friday after the "feast" was his official "let the yuletide begin" period. Carols would miraculously begin playing on the stereo. His car radio would be tuned to the 24/7 station that played Christmas music; continuously.

Lights would come out. Decorations would be hung.

Jim's tastes (in holiday decor) leaned toward... how should I say? .... bizarre? no.. cheap? no... they cost us a boatload over the years... eclectic? ... I can't quite put my finger on the word... perhaps this picture says it all?

This is the first fragile (pronounced FRA-GEL-EE) artifact I pulled out of storage today. It sits proudly in our bay window in full view of anyone walking or driving by. I do believe it is my favorite Christmas decoration of all time.

Blessings to all of you this holiday season and if you care to take a moment during the hectic shopping, cooking, planning stages of the coming days, please take the time to STOP. Just STOP and remember what is truly important. Family. Friends. Love. Hope. Peace. and perhaps someone, somewhere, who is hurting, lonely, sad and maybe, just maybe... you can make a difference.


The Good Cook.

More recipes soon.


  1. I have missed you Linda and promise to do just what you said. God bless you and your family.

  2. I was so glad to see you pop up as "new" in my feed today. Then I read and saw the FRAGILE leg lamp and had to see what that was about. I'm sure you make quite a few people (smart, sassy people who love that movie) smile as they go by. I hope it makes you smile too.

  3. Love your fra-gel-ee lamp! David used to say that too. I don't know why.
    Can you believe this time of year is on us again?? Our year of seconds.

    God bless, Linda

  4. The lamp is great. The holidays are never easy - hopefully this lamp will make you smile. I will most definitely take the time to stop and remember what is truly important. And I will think of you often. Sending you hugs and peace. Take care.

  5. I hope this Christmas is gentle for you. No more crazy weather should come at your for at LEAST 15 Years!

    A good time to reflect on his favorite season and remember all those things that made him TBHITW!

  6. The leg lamp! That's awesome!

    Wishing you much joy, happiness, and, as regards the above post to this one, laughter. May God richly bless you with all!

  7. Merry Christmas. Wishing you well, with tinsel shrouded trees. :-)


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