Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Merry To You

The gifts are unwrapped,
the paper and ribbons gathered 
up and put away.
The standing rib roast is just about
 to hit the oven
and my thoughts drift toward 
the Yorkshire Pudding to come.
Breakfast was omelets with a little 
Pride and Prejudice viewing post eating.
That scene of him walking 
across the moors...
gets me every time...

The kids and I have spent each late night
 watching Season 1 of Homeland, that 
I purchased just for that purpose.
We have thoroughly enjoyed it, 
and now I have to find a way to see Season 2.
Spending each evening with them 
in pj's on the couch, 
noshing on a variety of snacks
 has been...well exquisite....

We hit all our favorite stores last week, 
and their Father treated them to many fabulous 
meals about town, while I was at work.
Tonight they attend the annual 
Christmas Day movie with him.

Dearest Son leaves for LA tomorrow
 and Darling Daughter 
heads back to NYC, weather permitting,
on Thursday.
It will take me several days to adjust
and not be sad...even knowing they 
return to good friends and significant 
others who love them.

A few more days of holiday work and 
then it's on to 2013 and job searches 
and house redecorating/purging plans 
and a return to my list of all those
 things left undone in 2012,
and moved over to the New Year.

I have been so blessed.

I wish peace, love and joy
to all of you this day....
and I pray each day
that soon this world will
end the hatred, greed,
dishonesty and cruelty 
that makes this 
gift of life so difficult 
for so many.

I love finding you here
each day, each week.
You make my days brighter,
and fill my heart with laughter.
Thank you for your love, 
your support and exceptional kindness.

Merry Merry to you all.



Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Suzan

How lovely everything sounds at your house.

We had Pride and Prejudice for our Christmas viewing and I could view Colin Firth every day of the week!!!

It is now Boxing Day in the southern hemisphere of our world and we are taking things easy now.
Well the others are, I'm back in the kitchen making some more Raisin Sauce to have with the ham and leftovers!

Make the most of having DS & DD at home for Christmas - such a precious time.

Christmas Blessings to you and your family.
Thank you for being a part of my blogging journey this year.
Joyeux Noël

much love

TheCrankyCrow said...

Here for a little Christmas visit my dear Z, and a long-overdue catch up. So happy to read the contentment and joy in your words. I can feel the peace and fulfillment of having your son and daughter home for the holidays. You are blessed. Wishing them same travels back to their "other" homes in the days to come.... Wishing you a season of merriment and joy....Smiles & Christmas Hugs ~ Robin

Robin Larkspur said...

I am happy you have been enjoying a cozy Christmas with your kids. Sounds absolutely perfect.
Merry Christmas to you, Z! Enjoy the rest of the holidays!!

Terra said...

Your Christmas sounds cozy and family oriented, like ours and the year ahead will be filled with projects, so it is nice to have a family holiday together.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I hope you had a wonderful day. I was able to spend the day with both of my daughters, my son in law and my sweet Grandson Tiger! What a special time. I am ready for 2013 and hoping for a much better year!
hugs, Linda

Kathy said...

Oh what a sweet and cozy Christmas. You are blessed!

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Merry Christmas Dear Z.
Sounds like you had the perfect one.
Looking forward to follow along in 2013

rebecca said...

....and "Merry, Merry" to you.

Our holiday is spread over many days--some with lots of responsibilities; others with few. Our largest family gatherings lie ahead, so I'm taking a deep breath today - I've made my list/now checking it twice to be sure I'm prepared.

Happy to read of your full, good times with family. (I've jotted down "Homeland" as potential winter enjoyment!)

time worn interiors said...

Sounds like you've had a wonderful holiday!

My son leave's tomorrow and I to will be sad for a few days!

We really need to talk!


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I'm so glad to hear you had a Merry Merry with your two lovies. Those are always the best memory making days.
It was birthday and I too had a wondeful time full of laughter and peace.

Keep wishing, they do come true. We can and do manifest our own reality , so make yours Joyful~!

Jill said...

Merry Christmas to you too Z! Your days sound cozy and warm...and blessed....

Nella said...

Dear Suz, it sounds like my perfect Christmas....watching happiness in our children's faces....love and hugs to you, N.xo

Jillayne said...

Sounds wonderful - all of it. Yorkshire pudding is a big favourite of mine and I love the idea of that and a roast for Christmas dinner - next year!
I'm up to the same things myself these days, listing, thinking of what I need and don't need, and so on...
And Pride & Prejudice is a big favourite of mine as well - do you watch the movie, or the BBC series? I have to say I think the BBC version is far, far superior...

Joy said...

What a lovely post. So glad you had a wonderful time with son and daughter. Many blessings to you in 2013!

Cindy said...

It sounds like a perfect Christmas for you! I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the New Year! Much love to you!

Anonymous said...

You are a wonderful caring person, and the world needs more of you around!
SO happy for your holiday!

Susie said...

Suzanne, Thank you for the good wishes . I read a few of your past posts...I know you love your kids as much as life itself. That is how I feel toward my family too. I wish great happiness in the new year and always good health. xoxo,Susie

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Merry Merry to you too!
2013, here we come!

Prims By The Water said...

Hope you were able to play catch up with your children Z. I became your newest follower from Michigan and look forward to getting to know you! Happy New Year! Janice (primsbythewater.blogspot.com)

Bead and Needle said...

Tried to find you yesterday, for a cup of Starbucks...alas, I was unsuccessful. Hope 2013 brings great things for you and your darling brood, Z! XOXO

Boxwood Cottage said...

So glad to read that you had a wonderful time with your daughter and son dear Z!
Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year my friend!
xoxo~ C.

Kit said...

Hope your holiday was a treat! Have a wonderful New Year! Kit

Theresa said...

Merry Merry to you Z~ That sounds like the perfect visit with the kids! It sounds just like ours, (minus a bug or two) just hanging out together, cooking, watching movies with a game of chess or dice thrown in for good measure. My favorite presents. Your wish for our world is perfection, I am hoping for the same. You brighten my world with your words, wit, love and friendship, thank you for that! Happy New Year! I just read on Madewell's fb page... don't make resolutions, make plans. I think I'm going to give that a try this year :)
love, t.xooxxoxoox

Evi said...

oh, you must miss them!!!!!
But they are always in your heart and so always close to you.
You have been a busy beaver, cleaning up already and planing what's to come. I am still baking.....ummph...Christmas cookies, and all the gals are getting together for a "Christmas" luncheon on the 7th.
It is so wonderful to have family and friends to share the holidays with, and that includes all my blogger friends out there.
We are truly lucky gals!
Z, I wish you the very best for this new year. May all your wishes come true!
Warm hugs,

Anonymous said...

A most beautiful post, z. Wishing you and yours a Very Happy 2013.

Counting Your Blessings said...

We have been so looking forward to Season 3 of Downton Abbey tonight! I haven't heard of Homeland but I'll have to look it up. How nice that you got to spend time with your children. I still have three at home but one is out on his own, engaged and setting up their place. It was hard to say our goodbyes on Christmas evening but at least he still lives in town. It's just hard to get used to a new way of being a family. =)

Blessings... Polly
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www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Awwww what a beautiful post! You make my day whenever you post:) Even though I haven't had a hot second to post I still try to get a peek at posts. Happy new year to you and your beautiful family. I hope this years brings lots of happiness, new adventures and great health to you. AND Homeland rocks!!!!!!!!!
~Debra xxx
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