“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.”

The rain was so heavy I stayed in bed and listened. I like the sound. Henry and Jack were asleep, one beside me and the other at the foot of the bed. When I stirred, they did too. We all went downstairs. Our usual routine had begun.

Yesterday I got two little trees which are now in stands in the dining room. I knew rain was coming so I wanted dry trees. After I make room in the living room, I’ll start to decorate. They are great tree, cute and full.

My cow was tipped this morning so I set it right. I got really wet.

When I was in the fifth grade, we sang Christmas carols uptown. A stand had been set up on the street by the sidewalk in front of The Children’s Corner. Every night a different group entertained the shoppers. We were given John Hancock Christmas carol books. They had a blue cathedral with stained glass windows on the front. I still have one. I don’t know how we sounded, but I don’t think it mattered. We were singing Chrismas carols. Anything goes.

I am behind my usual Christmas doings, but I’m catching up. This weekend I’ll finish decorating the house and then the trees. I’ll start my shopping list so I can make my goodies. I bought a bag of oranges so I can dry the slices and make a garland. I already made my vanilla and just have to put it into jars to give to people. I feel energized now that everything Christmas is coming together. I do have some wrapping but for my friends here on the cape and in New Hampshire. I’ll wrap in the evenings while I watch Hallmark.

The rain has stopped and the wind is gone. It is 52˚, rather warm, and it will get even warmer. All the snow has melted. Today doesn’t look so much like winter anymore, but I’m not complaining. Christmas doesn’t depend on the weather.

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2 Comments on ““Christmas is the day that holds all time together.””

  1. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    It certainly doesn’t look like winter here. The trees are just now turning color and the nighttime temperatures are above freezing usually closer to 50 degrees. Global warming results in weird weather. I assume the climate deniers won’t be convinced until ships will be passing through a Northwest passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific during half of the year. Maybe by the end of the century palm trees will thrive in New England. 🙂

    On another depressing note Boris Johnson has won a landslide victory which may be a sad preview of a Trump victory next year as was the Brexit vote in 2016. The Democrats should take note. 🙁

    When I was a kid we sang Christmas carols in school and I enjoy listening to them today. Unfortunately, I can only sing in one key, Q. 🙁 One of the radio stations is playing all Christmas songs through Christmas Day and my daughter makes us listen when we are in the car.

    Today will be sunny with highs in the 60s. Not very wintery.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      It doesn’t look like winter here either. The little snow we got is gone, and it is warmer than usual. There was even some fog. But it is New England so winter is on its way back, and it will get cold again.

      I saw that Boris had won handily, and, like you, I knew it probably meant a conservative victory, that Trump could get 4 more years. That scares beyond description.

      If you take away the hymns of Christmas, there is still wonderful music, much of it about winter and all that season entails. Like you, I can’t sing. I am great at just moving my lips, but in the car, I sing along with the radio.

      50’s here!


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