Bless Us Every One by kristin

December 23, 2010 at 7:49 pm 7 comments

Christmas EveCan’t believe it’s been almost exactly a month since we started our holiday blogs. So much has happened this month; so many things to do, and now they are nearly all done and it’s the night before Christmas Eve. And my son Simon is making his way down to Fort Bragg from Prince Rupert, B.C. He flew out of the Yukon Territories a week ago, went to visit his Dad inland in Hazelton, B. C. and called from Vancouver, B.C. yesterday saying that he’d arrive in Portland today to see his aunts and cousins.

And then it’s another day or two until he reaches the Mendocino Coast. Last time he came down he arrived at 3:00 AM. I’m hoping he doesn’t drive half the night. Being a mom, I tend to worry, although I try not to. I made some raw chocolate chip cookies for him, and have started some sauerkraut and a big batch of buckwheat granola. I usually like to make him baked scones when he comes to visit, so I’ll do that. Even though he is fully grown, I still like to make special things for him. But my big dreams of doing my once a year baking for the office didn’t really come to fruition.

KT and Madeline

Oh well, I still accomplished a lot–got all the boxes off on time to family and friends, and today was a flurry of gift and card exchanges at the office. So now it’s time to put the finishing touches on the house–is everything perfect?  There’s something bittersweet about the holidays, too, isn’t there? You think of those who are not here any more, of memories both good, and at times, well–not so perfect. But overall, the feeling is more sweet than bitter.

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I think the overwhelming truth is that the feeling is love. It’s time to forget the petty concerns of ordinary life, and concentrate on what is truly important: good friends, family, peace, love, and joy. I saw those last three words in the window of the local plumbing shop this morning, and I thought, yeah….that’s it, and thank you for reminding me.  Wishing all of you a joyful, peaceful, and love-filled holiday.

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Tsk, tsk, tsk, Archie by hilloah Ready Or Not by mary elizabeth

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cheryl gautier  |  December 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    yes, let us wish wonderful thoughts for everyone ! Always… Maybe we can use our collective minds to manifest peace in the world. LOVE, cheryl

  • 2. Ready Or Not by mary elizabeth « RawFoodChef  |  December 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    […] days next month and thank goodness, cause the treats have gotten a little out of hand – even if Kristin didn’t bake as much as usual. Anyhow, I hope this special day finds all of you happy and healthy and enjoying […]

  • 3. A Sweet Resolution by hilloah « RawFoodChef  |  January 4, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    […] everyone through with the holidays? No more eating just because it’s there? Are you following up on your New Years Resolutions? […]

  • 4. Are Those Sleigh Bells? by mary elizabeth « RawFoodChef  |  November 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    […] grateful this holiday season.  I know it will be fun and hope it will help me focus on what’s really important.  Maybe the kids will want to make one, […]

  • 5. Tis the Season (Almost) by kristin « RawFoodChef  |  November 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    […] old gray mare. I remember one starry night when I lived up in northern British Columbia (where my son still lives). We hitched up a sleigh to two big Clydesdale horses, and stopped at different […]

  • 6. The Carol Singing Sea « Restless Soul Food  |  December 26, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    […] (if you don’t count Bell, Book, and Candle at the very beginning of the month.) I talked to my son Simon for hours on several consecutive days leading up to Christmas Eve…that was a special […]

  • 7. Sweet Memories by kristin « RawFoodChef  |  November 29, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    […] lives far away, up in Prince Rupert, B.C. So, I’ll have to be content with sweet memories of Christmases past as I wrap his gifts to take to the post office. Mary Elizabeth’s kids are younger and still […]


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