Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tis' The Season


Hi to my blogger friends -
It's been a while, I know - summer  was tough - some health issues to manage -and my hand/wrist is finally healing from the over-use due to the rollator and cane which puts a lot of pressure on my hands and wrists and arms - upper body.   I am still not full strength or full range of motion - I am 60 to 70% improved. Phew..... I am grateful for that.

Skipp and I are still madly in love and in 'like' - so blessed to have such beautiful intimacy, joy, laughter, music, shared meals and Winter wine,  and humble gratitude for our simple, loving life together.  Every moment is savored and never taken for granted.  

Our Thanksgiving was bountiful with family and a shared meal - 

Our Christmas celebrations will be glorious in the most traditional and loving of ways - we will honor years of Christmas traditions by preparing time-honored foods for Christmas Eve - a macaroni dish called "pasrierri" made with very thick spaghetti and ricotta cheese and baked, calamari, and poppy seed rolls, to name a few.  We gather and share and read 'Twas The Night Before Christmas'....

Christmas day brunch is of Jewish persuasion to honor Skipps heritage - he being adopted and raised Jewish. Like I have said many time, he is the only Jewish - Indian you will ever meet!  :-)  We have laktes (potato pancakes), bagels w/cream cheese, lox, salmon and smoked white fish, quiche and bakalava........ 


Below are some pictures of our home decorated and festive - 










Merry Christmas to you all - with wishes of hope, peace and health for us all - Amen











14 comments:

Jackie said...

Hello Gail!
I'm so glad to hear from you.
A blessing to see your blog posted this evening.
So happy that you and Skipp are doing well....still in love and still in like. Can't get any better than that!!!! :))
Your home is beautifully decorated for Christmas.
I wish you and Skipp a very blessed and happy Christmas.
Sending you both love,
Jackie

Gail said...

Hi Jackie - I am so happy to have you come by. I have missed you. I stopped by your blog as well - I love you pictures :-)
Love Gail
peace....

Andy said...

It all looks fantastic and sounds like you will have so much fun! A very happy Christmas to you both.

Gail said...

Hi Andy - gad you stopped by for Christmas -
Love Gail
peace.....

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

So great to hear from you and to know you are doing better and that your family is such a joy. Your decorations are beautiful. May your Christmas be blessed.

Gail said...

HI JUDY - so glad you came by for a Christmas visit :-) I miss you.
Love Gail
peace.....

Margie said...

Merry Christmas dear Gail
Wonderful to be here again and read your uplifting post and see the photos
You are truly blessed!

Love from
Margie

Gail said...

HI MARGIE - so good to have yo visit - Merry Christmas to you and yours and loving pats to Jake
Love Gail
peace.....

Jackie said...

Hi Gail! Here's another Jackie who hasn't been around in a while and my daughter is a junior in college!! Can you believe it? Your "Jewish Indian" reminded me of Pi.. The world's favorite Hindu Christian Muslim! Haha.. I've got some blog reading to catch up on. Please take care. And happy new year! Love and blessings from Jackie at jackiesmagic.blogspot.com.

Gail said...

JI JACKIES MAGIC - so nice to 'see' you this Christmas season.
Your daughter is growing up so fasr wow! Enjoy these years.
Merry Christmas
Love Gail
peace.....

Margie said...

Wishing you a most wonderful New Year, may you be blessed with all good things.
I hope you continue to blog.
I am taking a break from Facebook for a while ...

Be well Gail
Love to you ...

Gail said...

HI MARGIE - Happy New Year to you my friend. I will miss you on Facebook as I so love your pictures of you and Rose and Jake :-) .
Love Gail
peace.....

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It is good to hear from you, glad you are getting better....I may get back to blogging, just not sure.

Gail said...

HI KIM - so glad you stopped by. Hope 2015 is good and kind to you and yours.
Love Gail
peace.....