I realized yesterday that I had a choice. I could either let the heaviness of life and current events get to me, or I could embrace the holiday season and fling myself into it wholeheartedly. I decided to open my arms to the light of Hanukkah and the joy of Christmas. Even though I was alone in the apartment (Scott was away visiting his mom, who is still in the hospital in Long Island), I pulled out the menorah and lit the candles for the first night. I also set up our little artificial tree, finally filling the spot I’d cleared for it last week. Welcome to the season of intentional celebration! Now, links!
- The most beautiful writing about persimmons, ever.
- Pressure canned grapefruit curd.
- Homemade celery salt.
- Making bone broth.
- Apricot jam glazed chicken.
- Slow cooker pork with plum jam.
- Bean soup mix in a jar.
- Date breakfast squares.
- Pecan pie energy bars.
- Cherry chocolate maple challah. The many branches of the challah family tree.
Thanks to everyone who entered the FARMcurious fermenting set giveaway! The winner is #129/Kris.
Thank you for including my celery salt post with all those delicious links ~ I finally clicked over to Rachel’s blog to read her persimmon post. I agree with you. Also, I think I’m going to follow your lead and throw myself into the holiday spirit. Sometimes that’s the only way to get there. Cheers, D
I’m sorry you are feeling little heavy with the burdens of life. But you have brought a lot of lightness and joy to others and I have a counter top lined with lemon marmalade to give away as holiday presents to prove it!
May all your burdens lift and your New Year be filled with the happiness you share with others 🙂
I hear you–I’ve been throwing myself into the season as well. It’s not easy! Let’s hear it for the light. Happy Hanukkah!
I, too, need a little of the season of intentional celebration. Thank you for that terminology.
Thanks – somewhat late – for including my Challah! I have to say that reading your post only today was some kind of fate because I’ve had a few heavy days… a little celebration, even alone, brings light and lightness and I needed to be reminded of this.