Sunday, December 28, 2008

december views: xmas

simple. replenishing. quiet.

not really words one would likely relate to christmas holidays, but thats what it has been. i can't remember the last time i've had so much space and time to relax to this degree. often in the morning i'll get up really early to drink coffee and visit with mom and then climb back into bed for a whole lot of reading. before it got all icy there were lots of walks and skiing. we also kept it really simple gift wise this year. just one person to buy for, picked randomly in a draw, a decent amount of money to buy that gift with but far far less than what one would spend on gifts for each family member. though the scene under the tree was sparse, it felt so good to keep things simple. mom still did the stockings but also kept it pretty simple. we don't need a lot. we're lucky in what we do have and are all trying to not overconsume.

speaking of overconsuming...perhaps its time to write about food. while gifts were kept simple, food was plentiful. we're quite a collection...2 celiacs (one of whom is dairy free), 1 Dairy/Sugar/Yeast-Free Eater and a Vegetarian. My mom worked wonders and made a christmas dinner where all of our plates were full. Gluten~free stuffing, the best potatoes ever, turkey, a big salad, squash, a mushroom gravy and a meat gravy. My belly and I are so grateful for having yet another Gluten~free Christmas.

its been a bit wild around here as I've come home accompanied by my two wonder~cats and my brother came home with his bff cat, a kitter like no others (who happens to be the size of my cats put together). after a day of them all hissing like snakes, they've become one big happy feline family (much to our relief).

i hope your holidays have been beautiful!

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Brandi said...

snow is so pretty to look at...even if it's awfully cold to be out in. :-)

floreta said...

thanks for commenting on my blog. you are welcome anytime. i really like your wintery photos. and the cat portraits are cute too! i also really like your movie tastes :D antonia's line is one of my favorite movies as well.

aliceinparis said...

Lovely pictures! Classic winter Christmas happy peaceful .Your cat is a shaggier version of my Monty:)Interesting to read about being gluten free. I just finished a blog post in which I am contemplating going gluten free!
Cheers, Shealgh

daisies said...

oh my gosh honey, it all sounds and looks so beautiful :) so happy you had such a relaxing and peaceful holiday, xo