Tag: calm

  • Advent 24 – Jólabókaflóð

    Advent 24 – Jólabókaflóð

    I hope you’ve enjoyed this “Advent Adventure” – I know that it’s been a joy for me! Over these last few weeks, I’ve done a number of things to help me stay focused on the Really Important Things instead of getting distracted by the shiny tinsel and surface “stuff.” I’ve very much enjoyed trying out…

  • Advent 23 – The Quiet

    Advent 23 – The Quiet

    Along with our pre-Christmas trip to Asheville, we here at Splendor have another tradition that we’ve fine-tuned over the years – we have an early day of Christmas celebration that’s just the two of us. (Well, and the Furs, of course. They have quite enjoyed their toys and plushy new beds.) It’s not a big, splashy…

  • Advent 19 – Working on Waiting

    Advent 19 – Working on Waiting

    I came home today from spending a few days with my parents – it was a good visit and one that allowed me some time for reflection. It’s very  easy to get caught up in the hullabaloo of the holidays, especially the way Americans have “done” Christmas since WW2. (This article does a lovely job of…