SATURDAY POST 09
A steady infusion of coffee, homemade snacks, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Mannheim Steamroller is arming us for what lies ahead: cold, hopefully a proper cover of snow, and more Christmas celebrations with relatives than are probably recommended in such a short time span. Crazy as our visit may be, I eagerly await this all year long. Family more than anything makes my world go around, and as my grandma so thoughtfully put it the other day, “it’s better to have too many family gatherings, than too few.” A-men.
Remember that tomorrow is winter solstice — the shortest day of the year. Each day to follow will be that much brighter! Hope you have a wonderful pre-holiday weekend, and now, enjoy some links from the past week.
Cheers and Wishes for love-filled holidays, Heather
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Some interesting, fun, delicious reads:
- Apparently December is Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month + Tomato and Winter Squash Month. Cover all the bases with a vegetable and chickpea tagine, followed by a persimmon lassi with chopped pistachios on top.
- Holiday stress? Check. It’s easy to get caught up in our hectic, busy lives — taking a walk outdoors can be the solution. Connecting with nature keeps us healthy, strong and happy. So, bundle up and feel better!
- Keep your foot far away from your mouth at parties this year.
- High-quality handmade gifts for the little ones that are sure to last a lifetime.
- Who can give me directions to this forest? I’d like to take my nature walk there.
- Cooking and baking IS a form of mental, emotional and physical therapy.
- A mantra for the week as we plow into snow country: We love, and do not fear, the cold and snow.
A few things from HGN:
- More handmade holiday gifting ideas + a recipe for (gluten-free) Spicy Cocoa Macadamia Nut Crackle Cookies.
- Only 1 more week until 2015, so book a session bundle with me now to get a jump-start on your new year’s resolutions!
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