Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Yule 2011

I am sitting here with a few inches of a scarf for knitted for Narina.  It was supposed to be her yule gift but between getting the yarn a few days before solstice and the illnesses that have plagued our house, it just isn't near finished. 

I love yule.  I love welcoming light into our home and hearts.  We have a beautiful log that we decorated as a family resting on the top of our wood burning stove and a basket in front with simple hand made gifts we are going to exchange tomorrow. 

We hope to start slowly with our traditions so we don't get overwhelmed and both Dan and I are burning the midnight oil trying to finish presents in a way that is far from ideal.  It is meant to be gentle and simple but there has been no time.  So tomorrow, what will be will be as far as the gifts go.  We hope to all go outside together, something we haven't done in a long time due to illnesses and infections.  We hope to make some stars.  We really hope to eat some good healthy foods and just enjoy each other. 

So mote it be... please. 


  1. Hope your holidays are still going wonderfully Rachel! We are in the midst of illness over here too (mostly me thus far) but it is still Merry and Bright. Thinking of you all.

  2. You have a fireplace in your home? I'm jealous. I always wanted one in my home.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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