Friday, December 24, 2010

Making the Magic


It has been a flurry of activity readying this white Christmas. The boys are placing their usual demands of cookies and Christmas Eve bowling (a Blandings family tradition) so things must seem even to them. My office, and the basement, are piled high with boxes, but no one seems to think piles of boxes of books are any different than rows of shelves of books, so all is well.

My husband, and our contractor friend, assure me that the click and rattle in the ducts is just the way they are responding to the heat and not the rodent infestation that I suspect (what house of mine would be complete without mythical mice?) and I am sleeping easy assuring myself that not a creature is stirring.

I am wishing you a season of joy.

I am very grateful for Room Temperature for sending me the image, above.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perfect illustration! Merry Christmas, Patricia.

Barbara said...

Wishing all who dwell in your dream home enjoy
good cheer and a happy new year!
BarbaraG

David said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Mrs. B! (Christmas eve bowling is brilliant. A perfect together thing, from the malls and the madness.)

Doreen said...

Wishing you a Season of Joy as well

VictoriaArt said...

A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
I hope you will soon find your way out of boxes and into a well appointed home!!!!
xoxo Victoria

janfaw said...

Merry Christmas to you in your new home. May this also be a season of joy for you.

My days of unemployment are made richer through your entries. Thanks for that!

Karena said...

Patricia, wishing your family all the best in the year ahead!!

Joyeaux Noel!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Susie said...

Merry Christmas, and a happy new year!

linda said...

merry christmas, Mrs b!

Hill House Ramblings said...

Oh, what a marvelous image. Have a wonderful Christmas in your new home!

H.H.

peggy braswell said...

Mrs. Blandings's how you enrich my life. Merry Christmas to you and yours. xx peggybraswelldesign.com

eddieross said...

Merry Christmas, darling! We miss you and Bill! Come visit!

Xo
Eddie + Jaithan

LPC said...

Merry Christmas!

mary said...

Nope, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse. (Besides there is nothing you can do about it until after Christmas). Congratulations on making it into your new home in time for Christmas and even getting decorated!! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas 2011 and many many more in your new (no creature stirring) home. Mary

lindaraxa said...

I once asked you for advice and you were gracious to respond with some suggestions that have resulted in marvelous friendships this past year. Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!

Martha said...

Merry Christmas!

The Errant Aesthete said...

Mrs. Blandings,

Don't ever leave the blogosphere. To this errant blogger, at least, you are the very heart of all that is good in the world, no matter where you make your home.

Merry Christmas!

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Glorious post,

How generous of your to stretch yourself -- for your children, your husband (suspension of disbelief, is after all, what helps keep us sane at times!), and finally us, your readers.
Happy homecoming and may 2011 be a year marked with milestones and memories and maybe even a wee mouse or two ;)

Warm regards, Alcira

nerochronicles.com

Emom said...

Wishing you peace and happiness....smiles.