Can it be possible that this year has flown by so quickly? Time to put Halloween decorations away and start decorating for Christmas. I love this magical time of year. I think it would be so nice to relax and enjoy the holidays but for as long as I can remember I never seem to have a spare minute. Then January 1, comes and it is gone. My boys would always laugh at me when they were young because I would keep the Christmas tree up until Valentine's Day and sometimes longer. Always seems sad to take down the tree before I was able to fully enjoy it. I have a lot to do this holiday season and now is the time to start on it! In my mind I remember when I was very young going to the nearby town of East Liverpool during the holidays and seeing all the magical decorations. What a beautiful sight! Wow!!!! Santa was amazing! Even then I loved Christmas! I think I believed in Santa until I was age 14. Well, I guess I still believe in Santa come to think of it. There is a magic in Christmas that makes everyone feel a little better and be a little kinder. I have been working on a black bear for a sweet lady and when she is finished I hope to work on decorations, a quadruple batch of home made noodles to freeze for Thanksgiving, fruitcake and a lot of cookies for the freezer. Little boys and BIG boys like cookies around here. One year I made 126 dozen cookies for Christmas and two large fruitcakes. Don't know why I counted them but must have been my OCD. Christmas morning there wasn't a cookie in the house so I had to make cookies. Seemed to always have a lot of extra little boys who would come to the house and they all loved cookies. I hope you all enjoy this wonderful season and remember the true meaning of the birth of Christ and celebrate His birth.
Black Bear ready to stuff