“It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas.” ~ Charles Dickens
Fa la la and doodleedoodleedoo.
Throw in a few jingle bells and merry merrys.
Was just re-digging A Hole is to Dig. Good things to remember no matter how tired, busy, grumpy, bumpy or wrinkly you get:
Dogs are for kissing people.
Hats are to wear on trains.
Mashed potatoes are to give everybody enough.
Tap into your essential child and you will always find the truth.
Hoo boy, ’tis the season yet again. Do you still believe, and have you been naughty or nice?
Had our first snowfall last week, a messy business with ice and sleet and brrrrrrr winds. This type of thing does not sit well with this Hawai’i girl, but Mr. Cornelius has been having the time of his life —
eating apple tart,
sledding in a soup bowl,
eating a bunny bun,
riding around with the Snowman,
impersonating holiday food,
decorating front doors,
buttering up Santa Bear:
playing with Christmas trees,
and sipping Mexican hot chocolate (thanks, Mara!).
Since Mr. Cornelius has entered his own la-la land and can’t concentrate on writing any more blog posts this year, I think it’s time for a little holiday hiatus.
We shall return in early January to celebrate a brand new year, talk Downton Abbey and new books, sip sip some tea, bake some goodies, interview more good looking and talented people, and of course, serve up a good share of feisty folderol.
Should the holiday madness get to you, just remember:
A dream is to look up at the night and see things
The world is so you have something to stand on
The sun is to tell you when it’s every day
And most important:
A tablespoon is to eat a table with
Thanks for hanging with us at Alphabet Soup this year. We like you because you ate just enough and used your napkin.
Happy Happy Holidays to you and we wish you every good thing for 2014!
See you in a bit . . .
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“Ah friends, dear friends, as years go on and heads get gray, how fast the guests do go! Touch hands, touch hands, with those that stay. Strong hands to weak, old hands to young, around the Christmas board touch hands.” ~ Wm. H.H. Murray
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