One night last week I curled up in bed with Peanut and enjoyed a little escape from reality in the form of a Hallmark channel Christmas movie. Even better because I had recorded it and could zoom through the commercials. I think if I couldn't watch tv this way I would have given up on it entirely by now. Mostly because I detest being inundated with commercials advertising drugs and all of their numerous, disturbing side effects. It kind of spoils the entertainment factor to keep hearing these gross details. Ugh!
Prior to the Hallmark movie, I had been tuning in to the world news reports each evening to fill the quiet hours while Brett was away on business. I find it a fine line between being informed and being overwhelmed when it comes to the news. Lately it has seemed particularly overwhelming. Which is why I've decided to lay off the news for the rest of the year. It seems to come at us constantly now and, while it's good to be informed, there isn't much that I can do to change it. So, instead, I'm focusing on bringing joy to my little world. My own little way of spreading cheer to all who visit here during this holiday season.
Today was a day for morphing the turkey carcass into turkey broth.
How nice it will be to have in the freezer for future soup making on some of the cold, busy days leading up to Christmas.
As it simmered away all afternoon, I worked on decking the halls.
As I unwrapped my collection of vintage decor, I couldn't help but think how many of these pieces have been around for a lot of years. Each one of those years came filled with good times and bad times, peaceful times and times of unrest. But, through it all, we are given the opportunity to choose to be joyful and spread cheer.
We may not be able to bring peace to the world, but creating a joy-filled peaceful home might be a good place to start.
~ Let There Be Peace on Earth
and Let it Begin with Me ~