Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Satellite Of Love

Work continues to run on and on like a never ending reality show.  In the midst of the madness, friends drop by to visit, bearing cookies and babies.  Clients come by with vases to be filled and presents for all.  Drivers get lost, coffees get drunk and we get sillier and sillier.

Two more wakes then we can sleep.

I mean we can celebrate Christmas and then we can sleep.

Fresh from the bath and soon to bed. Listening to the songs of Mozart sung by Barbara Bonney.  Quietly celebrating the news that GG made the Deans List.  Now that's a Christmas present.

We'll spend the night of the 24th with Tini and Nirmal ( my computer is underlining both these names) eating seafood risotto and watching the dogs careen about.  Al la family tradition Tini will have candles on her tree. Both beautiful and terrifying when lit.  

I didn't know so many of you this time last year and now here I sit filled with details of your upcoming holidays.  Who is coming, what you will eat, how your houses are decorated for Christmas and whether or not you're dreaming of a white Christmas.

                                                           Me?  I'm always dreaming.


  1. I am too...and I love that about my life!

    Hope the next two days fly by and your Christmas is lovely and bright with lots of blessings ~

    I'm glad to have found you...I really enjoy your blog. :)

  2. Me too! I am posting a family tradition a wee bit early then off for a few days so have a wonderful Christmas

    Congratulations GG you see all that hard work paid off!

  3. Dream on lady. Sounds crazy but lovely. Have a merry happy christmas. Sending much love and happiness in the new year. xo

  4. Two more wakes til you can sleep - that is a classic Ms Flower Jane and I love it! We are having a white Christmas over here in Ireland and to be frank it is not quite what it is cracked up to be. House bound, cabin fever setting in and running low on stocks! But that all aside Santa is coming to our house so happy days! Keep on dreaming, and writing too as I love your posts. Happy Christmas to you and yours..Sinead x

  5. Did Sinead peg it our what? "it's not quite what it's cracked up to be". That so totally captures how I feel about snow!

    You will make it thru these last two days, Friend, and then have a couple of days to rest. Congrats to GG - knew she could do it! It's been a good year, and lots of reasons to celebrate, so do. Merry Christmas!

  6. Congrats to GG! Hope y'all have a warm, safe (keep an eye on those candles, okay?) holiday with lots of sleeping! You've (both) earned it!
    All the best,

  7. Have the most wonderful Christmas - with some serious relaxation as a key theme!! Big congrats to your very clever GG, what a fabulous celebratory end of the year for you both.

    You and Jaime were my first friends in the blogging world, and your welcome and kindness have been a remarkable gift to me in 2010, so thank you so much Jane. Looking forward to more of your unmissable blog in 2011. Hugs, Belinda xx

  8. Congrat's to GG, that's a big deal. Sleep in my book is never underated, especially during these mad holiday times. Wishing you all a truly magical Christmas. It's almost here : D

    xx Deb

  9. Happy, happy Christmas Jane to you and to GG. Lovely to have found your blog and here's to 2011. And hope you get enough sleep. I am celebrating the fact that I get a whole 4 days off !! Hooray...x

  10. Feliz Navidad from all team BORNAY!!!! have a beautiful 2011!!!

  11. too...i have so many friends this christmas that i didn't have last christmas...including you, my friend...and for that..i am grateful...

    merry christmas to you and yours,

    kary and teddy

  12. Have a lovely, homely, well-earned Christmas break; here, not being overly fond of turkey, we shall be eating organic, outdoor-reared pork with crackling and all the trimmings, then we shall watch the Queen on tv, and complain for hours about how full we still feel......

    All the best for 2011!