One more year and I'll have made it to 3/4 of a century on this planet. Amazing! Our son Sean and daughter in law Nicole sent this beautiful, birthday bouquet. I am definitely feeling all the love today!
Jim and I had my usual birthday celebration last night instead of tonight, since our daughter Erin is flying in tonight. We always go out for a great dinner on our birthdays and last night I chose Sammy's in Talent and it was a great dinner. My squash soup with croutons and pumpkin seeds was just fabulous as was everything else we ate.
The rest of the family flies in tomorrow and it's going to be a great week with the whole family being here for Christmas - the first time in many years.
My Christmas cooking has started and I have a big popcorn can filled with Chruschiki - my once a year, Christmas ritual. Next will be personalized gingerbread cookies for everyone. I will probably ease back on more cookies making since our daughter will be here and I know she's going to want to be out and about to do some U.S. shopping at T.J. Max and Ross for Less. Germany does not have discount stores. Who knew!
The house is clean, my paper piles have been drastically lessened and the studio will just have to wait until after the holidays. The coming week is for joyous celebrations, remembering all that has been good in our lives and hoping for the best in the New Year for our family and all of the beautiful souls finding their way in this crazy, wild, up and down incarnate experience.