This morning was Christmas.
This was a bit of a strange Christmas for me in ways.
With Resa's death (a friend of mine is a friend of hers)
and some other friend's hardships recently
my heart felt a bit heavier than some years.
Yet, Christ came in harsh circumstances
a stable for animals
dirty, smelly, unkempt.
And so I decorated my house a little bit
(see picture above).
And I did my first Christmas Eve dinner.
borscht, perogies, salad and bread.
Two friends came over to eat it with me.
I used my new candles that my Mom gave me for Christmas,
they are made of beeswax and are
almost as good as church candles,
though nothing can really compare to those!