Wednesday, December 24

Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve now. The clock tells me it's 1:30 a.m. (Dec. 23rd has just ended) and I am still doing "last minute things"! Every year I try to not do "last minute things" and I never quite succeed. :-) Soon I'll be finished and all will be ready for the day ahead and then Christmas Day. I am sure many of you will be enjoying time with family and friends and I hope for you that travel is easy and all are safe. I have some pictures and a story or two to share from our weekend but there's no time now. But before I turn out the lights and put an end to this day, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has read and commented on my blog these past few months. I am so appreciative. And then I want to say Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year, too! I'll share this little poem with you that I wrote several years ago. Inspiration came from the fact that the company I was working for laid off a number of employees and transferred the rest of us to new locations - often miles further from our homes. And they did it all just before our Holiday party (in 1990). I was on the decorating committee for the event and wrote this poem and placed it at each plate. It was a bittersweet evening as many of us were going many different directions. Life is like that, isn't it? Wherever you are and whatever this holiday means to you, I hope it is one of peace and joy. I'll be taking a break for a few days and then back this weekend with the little tutorial on the "puzzle quilt". It was a Christmas gift from my mom and dad so it's fitting that I should share it with you at this time of the year.

Christmas Wishes
At this happy time of holidays
when candlelight burns bright,
Let us pause amid the hustle
and propose this toast tonight.
May you all be blessed with peace
and love for family and friends,
And even though our paths will part,
may our friendships never end.
So drink to health and happiness,
To friends both tried and true,
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas,
and Happy New Year, too!

©Sandra E. Andersen 1990/2008


pdudgeon said...

awwwe, that is a nice poem!

i'll still be doing the 'last minute' stuff today--first day it's warm enough (for me) to get outside this week!
Hope to get one more couch throw quilted and bound this afternoon, then it's off to candlelight services this evening. and somewhere in there i have to run the vaccuum! eeeek!!!


Pat said...

Very nice poem and I thank you for sharing it. I vowed THIS year to cut myself off from frantic last-minute stuff on the 22nd and that would be IT and I'd just enjoy the two days leading into Christmas....and...I DID IT!!! nice it's felt to just enjoy the, etc. since Monday night! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Nihal said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and joyful holiday season to you and yours, dearest Sandi. I loved the poem, means a lot to me.


xashee's corner said...

LOVE the poem and thank you so much for sharing! it has been a pleasure to visit you when i do!! Merriest Christmas to you & yours!! :D

MouseChirpy said...

Sandi, this was such a wonderful post to read. You're a fabulous poet and I enjoyed your holiday poem.
I would like to wish you and your family a healthy, happy, and safe holiday season.
Mele Kalikimaka and Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

CieAngel said...

Merry Christmas. I just wanted to let you know that I got my box today in the mail for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. I also emailed you about your box. I hope you have a wonderful Day tomorrow.

knitwit said...

Thanks for the poem, Sandi it conveys beautiful sentiments. A ver Happy Christmas to you and yours,and all good wishes for 2009.

Sue H said...

Merry Christmas, Sandi, to you and your family!

Kritta22 said...

Beautiful. you are so talented with your words!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is all over now. Sigh and I've even cleaned up the remains! Thanks for all your encouragement. I thought about you while doing clean-up on THursday. I hope it was all very nice for you. I'm having a hard time even being motivated to blog! This too shall pass.

"Peace can be found in the piecing of a quilt."
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