Daily Reflections From My Window

December 11, 2021 Saturday Advent Day 11: This One’s For You, Leila Lou


“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”

Bram Stoker, Dracula

I’ll bet you didn’t expect a quote during Advent from Dracula. Neither did I, but it sure fits.

Yesterday was an amazingly beautiful day. After I finished up a few things, I started to clean. Dusting, vacuuming, bathrooms, laundry. I have to say, a clean house feels so good. It feels great to get organized and kind of caught up. We had a lot of dust, but not anymore.

I should have taken the opportunity to put Christmas lights up but the cleaning was calling. It’s not all fun and games Leila Lou, and I have really been struggling to get into the Christmas spirit. Maybe that helped. I hope.

Last night Jay suggested we head to T’nC’s Lounge for broiled haddock. As usual, it was great. Then we made a visit to the tree and little Christmas village in town and walked around a bit. It was lovely to see so many kids and families there. Santa was riding around on a train filled with kids and they were all having a ball. What a great idea our special tree was. Who initiated it? That was a question from Jay and I really don’t know. Do you? The little Christmas Village Houses were all lit up and kids ran from one to the next (as we did!) and peeked in the windows. Each one is different and fun. There is even a beautiful Manger on display. That brings us to Advent here. Today, we have a few little wooden miniatures appearing. Where they came from is anyone’s guess but were tucked away in the special box, and just like the other babe, Santa will add him.

The fabric animals are still coming. The church calendar is telling us the story. It’s raining this morning but is supposed to go up to 59* and drizzle all day. We’ll see how bad it gets. I may still be able to decorate. Time to get on my boots and care for the livestock. Rain and mud is no fun, but as least it’s not freezing. Tonight we’re headed to see “the Messiah”. We have a pretty amazing symphony and I’m looking forward to getting dressed up and hearing the wonderful music. ‘Tis the season.

In the meantime, do something you’ve never done before. Find your passion and explore it. Every single day is a gift. I’m off to tend my passion.

Have a blessed day!