Christmas is coming…

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I have danced with dust and debris

I have done the dirty laundry,

Now I sit and write

As the vacuum waits

To make my home nice and clean.

(To be read in lyrical cadence)

Now you see why I don’t write poetry…

It’s Saturday early afternoon. I  indulged in some French toast with maple syrup and bacon for brunch, now I’m letting it settle  before I get back to doing housework.

I was on FB catching up with family and friends and found some photos taken by an extremely gifted photographer friend. Below are photos taken a few days before November 30th, the day of the annual Christmas bazaar. (Photos by Ondrej Mihal, Toronto, Canada).

St Pauls Men Making Sausages Nov 2013

St Pauls Men Making Sausages Nov 2013 B

Sausages drying out

Wow! That's a LONG sausage...

Wow! That’s a LONG sausage…

The B&W photos make the sausages look more artistic, don’t you think?

The main attractions of this annual event are: (1) the homemade sausages – mild and spicy and Blood sausages – and smoked meat’ (2) traditional homebaked pastries (yours truly helped sell those). Another attraction is (3) the hearty lunch – sausages, goulash, potatoes and steamed sauerkraut, with homemade donuts for dessert. Lunch is eaten and enjoyed at long tables set up  in the church hall. It’s an opportunity for folks to catch up with those they seldom see throughout the year.

Another favourite is the Raffle Tickets are sold for days in advance. Prizes include bottles of wine, wrapped gift baskets, handicrafts, complimentary dinner tickets. This marks the winding-down-to-the-finish of the bazaar.

My American family and friends start the countdown to Christmas right after Thanksgiving weekend.  Mine starts the day of the bazaar. That was one week ago… Yikes! I’m already behind!

Time to go downstairs and dig out my ceramic Christmas tree with its tiny multi-coloured lights – I turn it on in the evenings to get me in the mood. Oh! I have pot pourri and a basket of ornaments. Also Christmas place mats, towels, a pointsettia garland…

OK, I really have to get going. Happy weekend everyone!


About verawrites

Progress not perfection - that's my goal. Live and learn - that's my motto. I like to share bits of wisdom and glimmers of insight gleaned on my life journey of 50+ years. My hope is to encourage, perhaps inspire, fellow journeyers. Each of us has something to share. Let's be generous, gracious and compassionate with one another. I am blessed to be a blessing... so are you!
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2 Responses to Christmas is coming…

  1. Nice post, Vera. Happy weekend. Christmas is coming indeed. 🙂


  2. bethbyrnes says:

    Yes, lots of cleaning. No bacon or sausage at our house, but lots of preparations — all fun and good. 🙂


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