Monday, November 30, 2015

Advent arrives

with the opening of wonderful devotion books and a few Christmas things out.
We don't decorate in November nor this early. This stems back to family traditons,
We got our tree on Christmas Eve and it stayed up through Epiphany. We 
will put our tree up when our girl in the Big City comes home for Christmas. She will do the decorating.  Christmas arrives slowly at our house. It started last night 
at The Getty's Irish Christmas concert. 

We have a neighbor who keeps adding Christmas lights out in the yard and bedazzles us!

You can read my students writings here on Raphael. What I was writing 
during Thanksgiving break and several college recommendation letters due 
by tomorrow. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

how to make a wreath

Here in an old post by Susan Branch:


Isn't this pretty:

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Jamie Oliver starts his LIVE  ( Nov. 24, 20150 Christmas Q&A with " How to make a juicy turkey?"

from my favorite store

onto the next holiday as Advent begins on Sunday:

                                                          make it here