Wednesday, 26 December 2012

The Rosy Glow of Christmas Past

I have so much I want to post about today that I can't sort it all out in my head!!!  I think it is a stress release response.  I have felt under soooo much pressure for the last little while and now the stress is just GONE; like magic!!!  And now, with that weight lifted, I want to blog and share and connect!

Yesterday I received a comment from a reader who doesn't comment often.  It made me feel good!  I often wonder who is reading here.  Blogging is a funny thing.  I'm putting my thoughts and opinions out there for all to see.  It's something I want to do because I love connecting with people in Real Life and here in Blogland.  Still, there is a huge little part of me that wonders about those that read and don't comment.  Are they simply people who have googled and come across my blog or are they regular readers?  Are they people who think I am dribbling manure from my mouth or are they shy and retiring?  It is very personal to share thoughts and dreams with strangers, so perhaps I need to work on increasing my personal confidence if I want to blog.  The same goes for Real Life by the way.  I always feel the need to shoot my mouth off and then I worry about the consequencesSo thank you Lynda for your lovely comment.  It seems to me you don't have a blog of your own.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.

And all of the above thought processes make me think of a relevant, long-ago epiphany I once had and would like to post about, but I think I'll save that for another day.  After all, the epiphany only related to the Meaning of Life!  You'll have to wait with bated breath.

And I would love to post another recipe because I haven't put one up for ages.......... but I've sifted through my jumbled, relieved, happy and excited post-Christmas mind and decided that today I need to show you my Christmas pics.

Be warned!  I loved ALL of my Christmas photos so much that I couldn't just put up one or two. 

The Event
Would you STOP taking my photo!

Belle gave me this beautiful box that she made.  I'll keep all sorts of treasure in here!

 I reckon I'm not the only person feeling on top of the world today!  I hope your Christmas was as wonderful as mine and................ thank you for reading here.  I love your company!


Lynn said...

Love the family photos Linda. Hope you have a well deserved rest and get to do all the things you love to do.

Dani said...

"I always feel the need to shoot my mouth off and then I worry about the consequences." Ditto LOL

Thank you for sharing the pics of your very precious family - love them.

Belated Christmas wishes and Blessings Linda - and may 2013 hold all and more than you hope for.

Busy mum of 3 said...

I can relate to this post so much. I have felt particularly unorganised this Christmas as a result of several factors, but I still can't relax because we are having a big family gathering on Saturday! I can't wait to have my big sigh of relief so I can move on an enjoy the rest of the holidays.

And on the blogging issue I have so many 'viewers' since being mentioned on Down To Earth, but hardly any commenters, which I don't mind, but I do wonder, like you, who they are.

Anonymous said...

Since you are curious about your readers, I can
tell you I found your blog by searching in
"" for "Christmas" to see what
other people are saying about it, shortly after
midnight when it is over. It is certainly a
happy time for most families, and it is very
family oriented.

I myself do not observe Christmas. I was
raised in the Christmas tradition, but stopped
keeping it about 40 years ago when I found in
the Bible that God commands Christians not to
keep holidays like Christmas and Easter
(Deuteronomy 12:29-32), but rather commands
us to keep the seven annual holy days and
festivals He ordained in the Bible, days like
Passover (representing the sacrifice of Christ),
Pentecost (the Holy Spirit), Trumpets (the
second coming of Christ to the earth), etc.,
all days rich in meaning for Christians.

There is an article someplace on the Internet,
called something like, meaning of Pentecost,
or secret of Pentecost, that says that God is
going to bring a punishment on the United
States, Canada, and Great Britain so great
that about 90% or more of our people will
die in famine, disease, and war, and the
reason for this punishment will be, not only
our gross immorality (such as abortion,
pornography, etc.) but also for our failure
to keep God's annual holy day and keeping
Christmas and Easter, contrary to God's

Linda said...

Anonymous, I won't pretend to understand everything written in the Bible but I commend you for living as you believe. Personally I believe Christmas is a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

Lynn, thank you! I will be resting and I plan to read books and magazines. I hope you get to have some down time too but I know with so many people and little one in the house it might be a bit hectic.

Dani I laughed at your comment. Would love to meet you in the flesh. I think we may have lots in common!

Cheryl I hope you enjoy your sigh of relief as much as I did! You're nearly there! Enjoy the rest of your holiday season.

Jules said...

Hi linda, belated Merry Christmas to you! Looks like you all had a great day, our day was pretty similar I think, lots of family and fun.
On the blogging and commenting thing, simetimes I comment if I think I have something to add to the 'conversation' , but often I am reading blogs from the ipad or my phone and it can be tricky to comment, and then I forget to go back and do it later on the computer. I always enjoy your posts, and like how we are a little bit similar with the whole'slow living' thing!
Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog, I do appreciate it too! Enjoy your holidays, Julie :)

Robyn said...

Hi Linda
I'm one of your regular readers that loves your blog, and never comments... this is my first comment on any blog actually. I've always wished that I had the ability to write and to share my thoughts and feelings with others in this way, but when I put them to paper (or computer) they just seam to be a confused ramble. So keep up the good work I'll be here reading... nodding in agreement and enjoying :)

Crunchie's Mum said...

Hi Linda
I noticed you have a few Lindas commenting on your blog, well I am another Lynda. I found your blog through Down to Earth and have enjoyed reading it. I love your honesty and as well as sharing a name I suspect we live quite close to each other and share a desire to live a more simple life. I'm still working on the simple life thing.

Linda said...

Hi Julie, Thank you! Yes iPad can drive me mad with its autocorrect. Not only does it change the body of my comment, it mucks me up with word verification. Very frustrating. I've been really enjoying your blog!

Hi Robyn, Thanks for your lovely comment. As for the blogging, it's okay to ramble and it's a great way to have an ongoing record of life. My family really enjoy my blog and I think the younger kids will love looking back at it one day. Maybe you should just do it! Nice to 'meet' you!

Hello Lynda, Thank you! Now you've got me curious as to whether we live nearby. I often wonder (particularly while in op-shops) if there are other bloggers around. Thanks for commenting.