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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Season



Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space. ~ Dave Barry





A little humor is always good during the holiday season when stress levels can run high. I hope you find time to relax, rejuvenate and replenish the soul during this time. Today is the last Sunday of advent. We lit the fourth candle today and recited our German poem:



Advent, Advent
ein Lichtlein brennt
erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei, dann vier,
dann steht das Christkind vor der Tür!


Tomorrow will be spent baking sweets and savoring family time.  I am truly blessed to have such wonderful readers and I can't express enough how much I appreciate your insight and views. May you and your loved ones have a very joyous and healthy holiday season.

17 comments:

  1. I wish you a Merry Christmas with your family.

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  2. Your Father Christmas bauble is great! Have a very happy Christmas Karin and enjoy the fun!

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  3. Meeeeerrrrryyy Christmas Karin. Looks like we may have a white one here in Kansas. Greggo.

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  4. Karin, I hope you had a great day baking and will enjoy it with your family. I wish you a very happy holiday!!!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and all your family. I hope you have a wonderful one.

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  6. Beautiful traditions and I love the Dave Barry quote...so true...may the holidays be blessed for you and yours Karin. Happy Christmas and New Year!!

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  7. I am going to go tell my husband that Dave Barry quite right now! Ha! Merry Christmas to you and your family today!
    ~Julie

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  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family Karin. I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday season minus the parking wars!

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  9. I hope you had a blessed Christmas. I wish you and your family have a wonderful New Year.

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  10. That Dave Barry quote is good. ;)

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  11. Happy New Year to you. I'm looking forward to another year of sharing our thoughts on gardening and the natural world around us.

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  12. Hope you had a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2013!

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  13. I'm really looking forward to seeing your Kitchen Garden next year - it already looks lovely! Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Karin x

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  14. Love your Santa and Advent poem. Did you live in Germany? German heritage?

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    1. Both Janet, my mother is German and I lived and worked in Northern Germany for a while.

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    2. For some reason all my subscribed emails to followup comments went into my spam folder, glad I searched through this to see your answer. We lived in Germany twice, once tour in Frankfurt for 3 years and then in Spardorf (outside of Erlangen) for 3 years.

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