Well I do! Not in the actual person of Santa Claus, but the feeling that he brings. Yes I do understand what the reason of the season is all about, but I love the lights, the decorating, the gift giving, getting to see my sister and family! and the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve as my brother-in-law Michael goes all out. This too will be the first time in maybe 15 years that both of my nieces will be home for Christmas!
Usually my sister and I go into a cookie baking frenzy, but I’m thinking this year there may not be time based on when I get there and my nieces arrive. Well maybe next year we will bake twice as many!
I love decorating, but once I’m finished with the shop, I really don’t do much at home. Not that I’m a Scrooge (actually far from that!) but there is just no time or energy. So I guess since I’m not putting up a tree, I won’t have to worry about herself knocking it over!
This is herself, better known as AlleyCat having way too much fun with the empty tube from the wrapping paper. She absolutely loves and makes me laugh with her bunny kicks! Such a silly girl she is.
Speaking of wrapping, all of my gifts this year, well lets say 99% were purchased on my trip through the south of France and Paris! I sure did lots of reminiscing as I wrapped remembering what a fabulous trip it was! This oil painting was a present to myself which is so Paris, between the bicycles and the magnificent doorways. And of course with the cat in the window, I just had to have it! I bought this when we visited Montmartre, a highlight of the trip in Paris!
I actually knew ahead of time where I wanted to hang it. Just a purr~fect fit and it’s right across from my stitching spot!
Here’s hoping that Santa brings you everything that you wished for this year!