Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things: Hot Cocoa Time



I wish you all could be here with me tonight. We'd have a big mug of cocoa, made with cocoa and milk and sugar, with just a little vanilla. Maybe a cookie -- or two -- or a brownie or a lemon bar. We had brownies topped with red and green M&M's today at work, thanks to my colleague Donna. Yummy!

I'm a lot calmer today. I've got a pile of wrapped gifts at the office and have made a little headway on my cards. Still a long way to go, but I think my friends will understand if they don't get their cards until Monday. I know I will enjoy any that arrive next week.

I know it's not all about cards and gifts and errands. So not about errands. With all the difficulties at work that weigh heavy I'm nonetheless delighted to be here to savor the small pleasures and moments of the heart. I'm wearing my cozy slippers and sharing a cup of cocoa with some wonderful friends. Here's to you dear and precious blog friends, may your days and the year to come hold many moments of sharing and affection, bound by a chain of friendship that goes all around the world.

7 comments:

^..^Corgidogmama said...

...and here's to you too, our dear Buttercup! It's been a joy to comment back and forth this year with you, and see NYC through your eyes~
I'm sipping hot tea, and listening to carols on the radio, to the beat of my washing machine! Enjoy your long weekend, and may Peace and Joy fill your days.

Sybil said...

Morning Buttercup...I do love that name x
I am jst about to hvae a nice cup of hot chocolate for my elevenses !! Mary is making me it now...So wi will sit here and dream about you being up and about and almost going to work...if you are not there already. Hope your day is a good one. still freezing here this morning.
much Love Sybilxx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I will raise my cup of chocolate too! To friends we share! Have a happy Wednesday!

Stacey said...

Oh yummy hot cocoa! I haven't had that in a very long time. Who better to share it with than a circle of friends, which I am sure there was much laughter and really precious moments. Giggle, giggle, giggle is how I would describe a good cup of hot cocoa with my friends. :) Laughter, there is nothing like it. It is one of the healers of the heart, mind and soul I think. :)

Well girl I so right there with you about the stress of getting it all done. I'll admit that last night it was quite stressful here in the Reilly home as my husband and I tried to finish, well slmost finish shopping. So, today is it. I am going and getting it all done! Then of course, wrapping time!!! I love to wrap gifts and have already done about half and gave them out last weekend, but my parents and sister are coming here on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so I still have wrapping that I must do. By the grace of God I know that it will all get done, it always does.

Keep enjoying those little moments, because for me that is what life is all about. Not the shopping, gifts, cards or stress of preparing food, but the enjoyment of the gifts that we have in the small moments in life that cost nothing and are given out of pure love. :) It is just as you put it, about the cozy slippers and cup of hot cocoa and friendships.

Hugs and blessings,
Stacey

Marydon Ford said...

May your holidays be blessed & beautiful, Buttercup ~

Merry Christmas ~
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Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Merry Christmas m'dear and although I greatly appreciate the SNOW that you sent down my way, you really shouldn't have, lol!!! Oh, go back north, snow!!! Snow on tumbleweeds just ain't natural!!!

kanishk said...

May your holidays be blessed & beautiful, Buttercup ~
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