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...
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”...
Advent 17 – Santa

Advent 17 – Santa

OK – this post is a direct copy from a post I made on my previous blog, Mockingbird’s Nest, back in 2012, but it bears repeating tonight. I’m at my childhood home visiting my parents. Dad turns 87 tomorrow and I spent part of tonight watching him...
Advent – Catch Up 2!

Advent – Catch Up 2!

The end of the semester needed concentrated attention from me over the last few days, and I made the right-for-me decision to let posting wait until after those responsibilities had been fulfilled. I kept working on my Advent Adventure during this time so this will be...