Friday, December 25, 2009

ADVENT COUNTDOWN 1

For unto you is born this day
in the city of David
a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.
Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace,
good will toward men.

28 comments:

Wanda said...

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones Scribe!

Jayne said...

Indeed.... He has arrived! Merry Christmas to you there on the river. May your day be filled with joy and wonderment. :c)

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Wanda…

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Jayne…

From the riverbank to the Peach State…Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Scribeman! You are up mighty early for a Christmas morning! Looking forward to those breakfast rolls later this morning.

Gail said...

"MERRY CHRISTMAS GRIZZ" - to you and your bride and all those you love and that love you. I love the picture of your river bank. :-)

Love Gail
peace and blessings

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Anonymous…

Cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, tea, mimosas. The ham has been in for hours; the turkey will go in after breakfast. Dinner—or as city folks call it, lunch—will be at 2:00 p.m. with a groaning table filled with home-cooked food. Turn left as you head downstream. There's an extra chair…

Merry Christmas!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Gail…

A big hearty bear-hug Merry Christmas to you, Gail, and yours! Eat, enjoy, celebrate!

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Merry Christmas Griz!!
I hope you have a peaceful, joyfilled day.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Lynne…

Thank you—and you do the same…have a lovely, joyful Christmas at Hasty Brook.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

giggles said...

Merry, merry!!!!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Giggles…

Christmas! Christmas!

(i-Pod! i-Pod!)

Deb said...

Merry Christmas Grizzled!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Deb…

Hey, Deb…just logged on after a big day of cooking, eating, and total lethargy afterwards.

I hope you had a lovely, merry Christmas up there in the northcountry!

KGMom said...

I trust your Christmas Day was filled with joy--family, friends, fellowship and food.
And many wishes for the best year possible in 2010.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

KGMom…

We had a wonderful day, as good a Christmas as I can remember in a long time. Food, friends, family, various dogs; a nice fire on the hearth; carols playing.

We ate, laughed, ate, opened gifts, ate, cooked, ate, played with presents, ate, snoozed…and ate. For me, it was 5:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. For the wimps and pikers and lazy lay-abeds, it was more like 8:00 a.m. to 7;30 p.m. But a good exhausting time was had by one and all.

Plus we ate well….

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Hope you and your new bride and all your loved ones had a wonderful Christmas day of sharing and laughter.

I leave with the image and sound of your 'groaning table' laden with home-cooked offerings infused, I'm sure, with love.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Bonnie…

Thank you…we sure did have a dandy Christmas. Of course any time you get to have another Christmas with friends and family, those you love and who love you, it's always a gift.

I trust your Christmas was just as good.

And yes, the food was practically all home cooked (and often home-raised and home-canned) and prepared with love—mostly by me, although occasionally a kitchen assistant will wander in and polish a spoon or something. (Actually, the best thing they can do for me is to keep ahead on the dish washing. Which they do and which I appreciate very much.)

Sydney said...

I completely relate re: the dishwashing and join you in the 5:30 til very very late schedule... I am still so excited for you and your bride... what a wonderful Christmas this must have been!!! Does she have family who lives near? Do you? I seem to remember your visiting a daughter in... Florida was it? Did she come up as well?

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Sydney…

I'm possibly a bit more recovered today…I hope.

It was an exceptionally good, if rather low-key, Christmas. My daughter, Lacy, (and only child) lives about 25 minutes from here. The Florida deal you remember was when she and Dave, her husband, did like a re-commitment marriage ceremony on the beach at St. Augustine in May. A lot of Dave's folks live near there. Also, she and Dave spent Thanksgiving there this year, as well.
Dave's father lives about 45 minutes from here, and usually joins us for dinners, etc. Otherwise, I have no kinfolk around. Both of my parents are gone. I'm an only child. My wife's parents live in east-Tennessee. She has two sons from a previous marriage. (We've both both been living single for decades.) Both her sons are grown—one's married and in the Air Force, living in South Carolina. The other lives about a half hour from here.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Your Advent Countdown was fun to check each day and would make a lovely calendar!

Happiest and most fruitful New Year to you both!

Robin said...

I don't know where my comment went!

Doesn't matter.

Merry Christmas Griz... to you and your wife.

May the very best follow you both....

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Teri…

I'm glad you enjoyed the Advent Countdown; it was fun to do.

Thank you for your well-wishes. I hope your year past was great, and your year ahead turns out even better!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Robin…

I hope I didn't do anything to lose a comment of yours—or anyone. I've had comments of my own disappear. And I've had other issues with Blogger lately, too.

Anyway, this latest one made it and that's what counts. Thank you for sending it twice—and thank you for your nice words. They're appreciated.

May the year to come be filled with joy!

Bernie said...

Grizz it has been a pleasure getting to know you in 2009 and I look forward to learning more about Riverdaze in 2010. I do hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.....:-) Hugs

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Bernie…

Thank you. We did have a nice Christmas all around, though I could have done without my lingering cough.

I'm looking forward to 2010, too, though why I should look forward to becoming another year older is beyond me. Still, I'm heading into toward the new year with the anticipation of sharing this new year on the river with Riverdaze readers.

Hope your Christmas was wonderful, too.

Brenda said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, Grizz. Loved your Advent Countdown! All the best to you in 2010!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Brenda…

I did have a fine Christmas. And now…another year is about to begin. I', glad you enjoyed the Advent Countdown, and sincerely wish you a wonderful and joyous New Year!