Monday, December 17, 2007

the fabric of my days

*Look now! for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing. . .*

The week before Christmas! How did this happen?
Wednesday dear Erica comes home after finishing her first half of her second year of med school. What a brave soul she is and she will bring laughter and great Georgetown stories to warm up chilly Minnesota. Pashka-doggie who was rescued by Erica from the pound over 16 years ago will be so thrilled that she will wag her tail in a circle when she sees her!
Then on Saturday sweet Audrey
comes blowing in from Chicago bringing her hilarious stories from her work and her kind ways.
These daughter/friends bless
our little family more than words can express.
*It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.*- A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens


Old Wom Tigley said...

I don't know who wrote this poem but it is one I picked up for somewhere... When I come across things like this I save them just knowing one day I can share them...


I hugged you close
You squeezed me
And with my head
Thrown back
In belly shaking mirth
I guffawed
With glee

And with apprehension
You asked
"Why did you laugh"

I laughed
What you mean to me
Was too big
For a smile

Happy Happy time with your loved ones.. and thank you for the kindness and concern you have sent my way while I've been ill. I am feeling fine and dandy now...

Jo said...

What sweet anticipation!

Inland Empire Girl said...

What a holiday full of family love and fun. Enjoy!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I'm so glad you liked this poem.. it made me smile when I read for the first time, and it makes me smile now. I also smiled when I sent it to you, and again when you replied. One poem, but lots of smiles.. Just how good is that. ;o)

Julie Marie said...

Kristen comes in at midnight tonight! Yes, these beautiful, wonderful daughters of ours. I am so behind on your blog, or you have really been smokin' the keyboard lately. I will catch up later. Just want to say thanks so much for the recipes! Dan is Danish and of course that makes Kristen Danish too. And I remember where the card came from! I do believe I said that was my favorite. My card will be a little bit slower winging its way to you.