Saturday, November 25, 2017

Simple Pleasures









Just so I can remind myself that between laundry loads, we did enjoy some simple pleasures... of course.

A tree, already? For a time I would take care not to let Maria's birthday get mixed up with either Thanksgiving or Christmas, but I needn't have worried. Last night, as we finished a lovely family dinner, there was an earnest discussion on the subject of Thanksgiving cranberry sauces, and where were we going put our tree this year, punctuated with thoughts on Maria's thirteenth birthday. Maria chimed in enthusiastically, "Well, I know what I would like for birthday presents: a chocolate shake with bananas, and our Christmas tree." We are making shakes on Sunday, when friends come to play. And our tree is standing, pretty and bare, in the living room. It smells wonderful.

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