Merry Christmas to you all

From snowy and white Calgary!  I just came back from the last of the supermarket runs in preparation for tonight.  It’s starting to snow outside, and it’s very cold.  The roads are very very icy and slippery, not a very good day for driving.

But … it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! It actually looks lovely, and I’m feeling the excitement of the season.  The gifts are all wrapped and waiting for Santa to place under the tree.  I have Sabrina sleeping in the guest bedroom upstairs and Ale sleeping on the couch in the living room downstairs; he came home yesterday to cook for today, so the house smells wonderfully of what promises to be a great dinner:  he’s cooking duck.  Sebastian will come mid-afternoon and join the festivities.

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So as my kitchen has been taken over by the cooking monster – and there’s a pile of pots waiting to be cleaned in the sink with a note that reads “Mom, I’ll do the cleaning” – I took myself off to the supermarket where I sat at a small table in the restaurant to enjoy a steaming cup of americano and 3 lovely french macarons while reading my new book “Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire” written by Mireille Guiliano.

See? it is all about making new traditions and new memories and making our days work.  Mine is going to be a great one today.  I have all I could ever want:  my children, good food, a nice bottle of wine, a fire in the fireplace, and the Christmas tree!  And tomorrow, we’ll open presents, have brunch, orange juice with champagne, coffee and great memories for the days to come.

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May you find some time in the next few days to pursue your passions. I have some new projects to try, new books to read and quite a bit of new fabric to use.

So, from my home to yours, I wish you all the best this holiday season.  May yours be filled with those you love and those who love you back.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Ana

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