Monday, January 7, 2013



However, I've been rather busy moving my wee Christmas tree to its cozy corner in the closet where it will hibernate until next year, and I put my Carnival decorations in place.


My Crêche is still on display, because my mother made the figures for me in her ceramics class, and I wrap them carefully before I put them away, which takes time.

I also shopped for Grandpère's Christmas presents a little late, because we do not usually exchange gifts, but he blindsided me with a gift card this year, so I had return the favor.  My son gave GP winter pajamas with only the pants, but he likes pajamas with tops, so I purchased long sleeved T-shirts in colors that matched the pajama pants, which pleased him very much.  I also bought him a new pair of slippers, because his were wearing out.   


Rmj said...

Carnival decorations! Now I know what the house needs!

Well, that and a King cake or two...

Grandmère Mimi said...

Yes, Rmj, you will stand out in your neighborhood if you put up Carnival decorations. Maybe some of the transplants from Katrina who never returned to New Orleans will keep you company.

Rmj said...

Seriously. Place is kinda dull without the lights and other stuff (which I never take down ' Epiphany, so I stand out already).

Need some carnival in my days!

Grandmère Mimi said...

The transition from Christmas to Carnival is rather abrupt, but I'm glad to have more decorations. And what is Carnival the forerunner to but Lent and Holy Week and Easter, and the church seasons go on. The older I get, the more comforting I find the routine of the seasons of the church.

I read about your friend who has cancer, and I'm praying for her. I meant to say so over at Adventus, but I never made it there.