I love this print.
"In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day."
First verse from the poem "In Summer" published in
"A Child's Garden of Verses" by "Robert Louis Stevenson."
With illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith
Can't you just tell winter is bearing down on us?
For my friends up North.......that statement is a no brainer. Especially those that have sent me photos or posted them on their blogsites of SNOW.....brrrr.
However where I live....it still is a bit warm and we still have our air conditioners running on certain days.
But even here in South Louisiana.....it gets dark early.
Winter is approaching.
Miss Priss is in such a hurry to decorate for Christmas.
I on the other hand....cannot do massive "Christmas decorating" it when it's hot.
I'm not "against" the early decorating.....I just can't get into it.
So I make her wait until the day AFTER Thanksgiving.
Am I a mean Mother????
Yes, it's dark earlier outside clearly signaling the oblivious fact that Christmas is coming........but sorry Miss Priss...we are waiting just a tad bit longer.
I feel strongly that my family "celebrate" Thanksgiving....because I don't want them to rush that special day away.....I want them to be "Thankful."
I want all of us to "embrace the Pilgrims" and their struggles as they came to this land.
I want them to think about "Indians and how they taught the Pilgrims to plant corn. And to pray a blessing at our dinner table and say alout "three things they are Thankful for".....one being 'their Mom and Dad and Brothers and Sister' of course."
All before eating Cranberry sauce (the chunky kind) and feasting on that funky "Green Bean Casserole" we must have every year at Thanksgiving because it is now just as traditional American of a dish as what the Pilgrims and Indians ate at the first Feast.
Before the fist slice of Pumpkin pie, and possibly two other types of pies, with fake "Cool Whip" on the Pecan pie thank you very much.
Before watching some very good and some very bad "College Football" games.
And finally before we are all off for some major "napping."
All very "Americany things to accommodate into our day" as we do "Thanksgiving."
I must confess....I AM sitting here looking at a "new" Christmas Tree in our office just "waiting" for 12:01am November 28th.....
It's now very late...wee hours of the morning. I'm off to bed.
Not by "candle lite" though.....we are thoroughly modern people now days.
I use a small high powered "flashlight."
I don't want to wake the husband you know.
Poor thing....he gets up in the dark.
While I am still fast asleep. :~)