Would love to try another language to say Happy New Year. In Tagalog we say, Manigong Bagong Taon. Whew, Christmas has come and gone and I am stuck here with so much to do, fixing things here and there, cleaning the house and getting rid of unwanted items that are no longer in use. Just wanted to greet 2014 not just with a trimmed garden but with lesser bits and pieces in my cabinet. I’ll be hosting a party for a small group of friends on January 11 including two priests who are also members of my Catholic group at Facebook where I am one of the admins. We have decided on a potluck lunch and snacks so we could concentrate on sharing news and tidbits about our individual journeys in life. My co-admin and creator of the online group Fr. Louie Coronel, OP used to say, ” you can share anything under the Catholic sun except sin”. Believe me, in all these years that we’ve journeyed together, some members have become real friends. And that’s something to be thankful for, finding friends in social media and bonding with them and we’re like brothers and sisters who have found a home through our page.
How was your Christmas? It was another peaceful, joyous and happy celebration for us, just the family with Nate (my grandson) grabbing the limelight sharing what he has learned the last month since his birthday. The joys of being a grandma, more greatly felt with Nate’s generous kisses that made my day and the celebration of Christmas a happy one for me. He is walking on his own now and beginning to touch things that his hands could reach. I told Nissa to say goodbye (in the meantime) to small objects that he could grab and play with. He was amazed when he discovered the knob of our CD player and turned the sound off while we were listening to some Christmas carols of old.
I made a video of our Christmas pictures at OneTrueMedia but I forgot that I can’t listen to the music that I chose as a background since my son detached the defective speakers of my PC a month ago. Anyway, I am sharing some pics I took in a photo box so as to save on my allowed limits here at WordPress.
I baked lots of chocolate chips cookies that I gave to friends and neighbors. I think there are two or three more left in the cookie jar. I received cash gifts from the kids but one thing that I really love is one of the additional gifts from Nissa, a lovely infusion bottle which I could use later. Kev brought a bottle of Novellino red wine.
Christmas was a simple celebration but it was one of the best ever. What about you, how did you celebrate Christmas? And before I forget, let me greet you Bonne année . Let 2014 be a happy, peaceful and a fruitful year for all of us.