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English: Nativity scene

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The joy of spending time with friends over the holidays is extra special. 

Yesterday, Christmas Eve, I had lunch with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time.  We went to a restaurant she had never been to before, the Red Robin, and then went walking after. 

 Last night was the traditional Christmas Eve celebration with the extended family of friends.  There are 9 adults, 4 teens, and 8 children.  The younger children get to open their stockings before we eat, then given their food first before the rest of us sit back and enjoy the easy dining of a fondue meal.  Once dinner is over, the children dress up for the Nativity scene as one of the men read the story.  This year Grandma and Grandpa got each other a video camera and were able to tape it, in addition to my taking the still photos.  Then there is the gift opening before we sit back down for the dessert of chocolate fondue with strawberries, pineapple chunks, apple slices, bananas, and marshmallows.  After dessert our entertainment was each of the children either singing, dancing, or playing an instrument, or combination.  A great night had by all.

 It has rained here all day today, Christmas Day.  A friend of mine who lives in my neighborhood had invited me to join her and her son for an early afternoon dinner today.  She is a good cook and the food was delicious.  It was lovely to share a meal and a couple of hours with them.

Tonight I watched the movie The Polar Express.  I love the story and the music, especially the song “Believe” sung by Josh Groban.  Another reminder for us to…

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Sundays for me are to be kept for quiet, peaceful times.  I spend time first in prayer, then the rest
of the day is mostly dedicated to writing or anything to do with my writing
i.e. research in whatever manner moves me.

This morning I was moved to watch Sunday Morning with Charles
Osgood.  One special report about the
rock band JOURNEY and their 30 year – so far – hit “Don’t Stop Believin.”  I
would say my life has probably  been based
on continuing to BELIEVE, even when
I didn’t realize at times that believing was part of my DNA.

Another favorite reminder is the theme song from the film The
Polar Express, BELIEVE written by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, and sung by
Josh Groban.

Some years ago while enjoying one of the art festivals in
Greenville, SC I found this metal heart creation which I placed on the wall
above my desk  in my living room.  A constant reminder with heart.


Believe - photo by Ann Marquette

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