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,
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.