I had a get-together this afternoon to celebrate my mother's birthday which is tomorrow. We made the Betz White teacups which were demonstrated ages ago on Martha Stewart's TV show (which is getting more lame by the minute) There is a 2-part video on Martha's website, if you are so inclined. Anyway, it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon, chatting, crafting and having a relaxed meal together.
Advent has begun. It is Year C in the liturgical cycle of the Catholic church. I read a prayer today that asked God to interceed and help the petitioner to cope with the greed of the season.
I like Advent. The preparation for the Nativity is a comforting thought for me. I hope it brings peace and joy too all my friends and family.