Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Merry

My friend Louise sent me this angel last Christmas, the year of The Unfinished Angel.  It's just under four inches high and sits on my windowsill year round now. She reminds me of the unfinished angel in my book, and her quirkiness reminds me of my friend and of a younger me. I like that the angel is always looking up and that her wings, though crackled, are still intact.

In thinking about what holiday images I wanted to post to wish you all a merry, merry, I first chose the angel.  Next, a wreath with snow on it:

A tree in the house, a wreath on the door, and snow on the wreath: that's all I need to slip into the season. That snowman by the door lights up and is my husband's addition to the front entrance. Ahem. The grandchildren LOVE it.

The final image I chose is not a conventional holiday one, but rather a reminder that our grandchildren left behind after a summer visit:

You've got to smell those roses, right?  Animals, children, flowers: bliss.

Happy holidays, everyone! May your 2011 be healthy and sweet.


  1. I can see why you keep that Angel out year round.
    Sharon, I really appreciate all of your comments and visits to my Journal. It has been an honor to learn more about you. Our grandsons are going to love your books for Christmas. Hope yours is very merry too...and ditto on the New Year.

  2. May this holiday and the coming year bring you only pleasure. May there be so many roses in your life that you can't help but stop and smell them.

  3. May this day and every one thereafter find your life filled with joy and laughter. Merry Christmas.

  4. I have a feeling a lot of people feel you have many angelic qualities. And I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends!

  5. That little toy in the garden smelling the rose is like a poke in the ribs from God (and your grandchildren). Thanks.

  6. Well, I didn't get here in time for Christmas, but I wanted to stop by and wish you the merriest of Christmas seasons. I hope the day itself was wonderful and I hope that the coming week is full of joy. May you find laughter with friends, affection and joy with family, short return lines, and lots of great deals during after-school shopping. I want to thank you for your inspiring blog and for dropping by mine. You have made my year richer and fuller and sweeter. Merry, happy, joyous New year!! Much love, Relyn

  7. A wonderful angel! Thank you for connecting up this year, Sharon, it's been a great pleasure. Wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with joy!!