Ya'll do remember Mimi and Granddaddy's trip to watch the "Cubbie Christmas" that didn't happen, don't you? Yes, we spent 8 hours that night stuck in the same spot on the interstate about 5 minutes from the A girls house. What a night! We did make the trip again tonight in the rain; but Mimi told Granddaddy if anyone even said the word "Ice" I was spending the night! The children all sang beautifully; of course, the two A girls were the best performers. How they could remember everything after 3 or 4 weeks is beyond me . . . you know, Mimi can't even remember her name sometimes! The trip home was uneventful, YEAH!!
web photo ~ not really Granddaddy's car but it did look like this that night!
When we called to check in with the "C" girls and give CJ a "good-back-to-school-wish" we found out that they had 2 inches of snow in 2 hours tonight so she would probably miss school again tomorrow! Mimi thinks you probably should just spend the winter with Granddaddy and I so you wouldn't have to go to school all summer. What do you think about that?
Also on this 12th day of Christmas, Granddaddy and I finally got all the trees and decorations back in the attic for another year. Mimi is always a little sad (well, a whole lot sad) when the decorations come down. The house just seems so bare, so empty . . . no twinkling lights, no red bows, no fresh greenery, and most importantly, no little giggles . . . no color and no sound . . . no wonder Mimi gets a little depressed.
Before I close tonight, I want you to ponder on something a little special . . . the first day of this NEW YEAR . . . 1/1/11 . . . did you think about the date while enjoying the day? While the C girls gathered at Mammaw's, the A girls gathered on the Acre . . . all enjoying the traditional New Year's Day menu of black-eyed peas, turnip greens, and corn bread. Mimi also threw in a Veg-All casserole, creamed potatoes, a pork loin, and gooey cake.
Do you remember how you spent New Year's Eve . . . the A girls spent the night with us and we celebrated with . . .
so sorry the Vols didn't win
Little Cybie got to spend some great one-on-one time with her Mommy while daddy and sissy were at the game.
Was Mimi the only one to see 1/1/11 make its official entrance? You know Mimi has to stay up to open the front door so the old year can go out and the new year can come in! (Your very Southern Great-Granny taught me this tradition) While I was waiting I did a little reflecting on all the blessings of 2010 and eagerly anticipated the new adventures of 2011.
Now back to the 12th day of Christmas . . .
photo from potterybarn.com
1 True Love refers to God
2 Turtle Doves refers to the Old and New Testaments
3 French Hens refers to Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues
4 Calling Birds refers to the Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists
5 Golden Rings refers to the first Five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", which gives the history of man's fall from grace.