Merry Christmas 2012

Seems we have all escaped the Mayan Death Day of Doom. Not too surprising – yet the Winter Solstice marks another special time. With that, I will start with a sunset looking from the back of our house on December 21, 2012.

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We have a bit of snow on the ground (as it should be here in the northern hemisphere). One of our traditions is to put up a tree on the back deck and decorate it with lights and food for the wild critters (mostly birds and squirrels along with the occasional raccoon).

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The tree is also up in the living room waiting (along with presents) for the family to join us.

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On these cold nights we also frequently have a fire in the fireplace.

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While we would love to have all of the family here, some now have significant others and will be with their families on Christmas. Fortunately, the ones who can’t be with us will be home over New Years. Time for us to learn to share our loved ones.

Like so many, it seems at times to us that the secular Christmas overwhelms the true joy and peace of the season. We have tried to studiously avoid that this year by simplifying things and focusing on the true meaning of Christmas.

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From all of the good ship and crew of Iron Lady – may the peace of Christmas be with you and yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

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4 Responses to Merry Christmas 2012

  1. Awwwwwwww…..so gorgeous. There certainly is a lot to be said for a cold Christmas!

    Happy New Year to you ‘n yours from us downunder

    Best Wishes

    Sali ( ex Moondara )

    • myironlady says:

      Happy New Year to you Sali – ex Moondara? What is the the story with that?

      • Guess I just plain “got over it”….still love the whole “boating thing” but Joseph and I were probably “over it” which is more to the point !!

        He is still living on the boat but I have moved into a little unit owned by my son who now lives in Australia…..am LOVING it I have to say. Great to have a garden again and to “spread out” with all my “stuff” that has been in storage for longer than I care to remember. Will surely see you when you get here at some stage…would hate to miss a “catch up” and who know…if I “play my cards right” I just may be invited out on Moondara and have an opportunity to see you then. I love reading your blog but must confess the technical stuff is way over my head……love the photos and travel stories so do please keep up the good work.
        Hugs ‘n Happy New Year

        Sali

      • myironlady says:

        Sorry to here. Hope to see you when we get down.

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