I hope this post finds you all well and looking forward to a new year. I\’ve been enjoying the last days left of this holiday season – For us, it seemed to start late and end early. There\’s always \”Little Christmas\” on January 6.
Did your family observe little Christmas? We didn\’t but my mom did as a child and we always kept the tree up till after, Little Christmas. The story goes, that the Eastern Roman church observed Jan 6 as Christmas. It had something to do with the differing calendars – the Gregorian and the Julian calendars and leap years. What a mess. The change to gregorian really had more to do with Easter so it would line up with the Spring Equinox. So the two became divided. Oh somewhere in there, was the feast of Epiphany. My family growing up was not religious or observant at all. But Mom was set in her own traditions and so Jan 6 for us, was one-more-day-till-we take-the-tree-down. No feast for us.
I take my tree down when I am ready. Some years the tree has come down sometime before New Year\’s Eve and some on New Years Day while I watched the Rose Parade.
We\’re all doing fine – had a really nice dinner and visit with my adult kids. No gifts, just a lot of loud talking and laughing, something we all needed so much.
We drove up to Mt Shasta to see snow the day after Christmas. So beautiful. Laydee loves the snow and as soon as she sees the white stuff, she goes crazy!
Mt Shasta is just an hour up the road. People were parked alongside the mountain, having picnics. Now that\’s something I\’ve never done before – have a tailgate picnic or BBQ in the snow.
From My House – For the homemaking side of me