Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Day

We had a small tree this year, but a lovely day.  Since DH's mom died on Christmas day a few years ago, it's been sad and lonely without her, but this year we managed calm and peaceful - which was great.  Breakfast with my mom, bike riding, presents, and an early night. 

My brilliant husband gave me a full set of newly reprinted Wizard of Oz books, complete with color lithographs. The Illustrator, John Neill has always been one of my favorite illustrators so this is a treat beyond treats.  I have two of the Oz books from the 20's, but having the whole set is a joy.  Wisely he only brought one book down to Florida for me to see, the remaining dozen or more are at home - waiting to be unpacked and set up in a place of honor. 

Wishing you all a Happy New Year, Happy Boxing Day, Happy Everything. 

xoxo Mim


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your Sweetie did bless you. Happy New Year too.

sukipoet said...

It is hard when Christmas also marks the death of someone we love.

Nice you can be down there for your Mom.

Ho. I have a number of the original Oz books. My dad had them as a child. love the drawings too. what a nice gift. be well, suki

Pamela Smallcomb said...

He did good, Mim! :) xo

marianne said...

Wow how cool is that when your DH gives you such a special gift!
Hope your days were wonderful and wishing you a very happy New year!!

Robin said...

Your DH did GRRRRREAT! I love those books - the Art enhances the stories!

Give your Mum a big hug from me!

Love to all,

♥ Robin ♥

kj said...

i love being happy for you, mim.


Snowbrush said...

I miss Christmas. It will be nearly a year before it comes around again.