This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Red Moon Rising......and some very kind words whilst visiting Santa with JoJo


Last Saturday night we were treated to a Red Moon Rising...
and wow, what a treat it was to see...
I thought I would grab my camera and shoot away...
and these are the results...
pretty cool eh!!!!!



Almost looks like a face here......



















This morning we took JoJo in to do her Christmas shopping...
she saw Santa there and wanted to go up to him and have a 'chat'...
she was quite excited by all this...

After waiting in line...there were small children there and she was very patient...
the lady took her photo and while we were looking at which one to choose she turned around and said to me.....'you are doing a wonderful job'.....
this completely threw me and brought tears to my eyes...

It made me really stop and think and realize......
it really is the simple things that can just bring joy........JoJo seeing Santa,
and those few words by the lady who was encouraging children to smile for their photo with Santa...
I will remember this for a long time...probably every time we see Santa...
and brings to mind...Stop and smell the roses!!!!

14 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a wonderful moon! I missed it, too busy sewing I guess. I didn't even know about it. I loved your story about visiting Santa and the kind words. How special! It really is the simple things in life that bring joy.

Fiona said...

The moon was gorgeous !! And what a wonderful memory making day with Jo Jo. XX Hugs - Fee XX

Simone de Klerk said...

What a beautiful Santa story! This week I read this quote: Give people a compliment and they get wings. (It's from Dutch, so not such a strong translation, but it fitted the story perfectly!)
Thank you for sharing those amazing pictures!
Happy weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my dearest one!

I have NEVER SEEN THE MOON LIKE THIS, EVER!!!!!!!!!! And you were good to take out the camera; I have such a hard time remembering to have it with me. The other morning as I was driving to work, I saw a meteorite!! It was amazing.

BIG HUGS TO YOU AND JOJO and your header is absolutely DELICIOUS LOOKING!!!!!!!!! Anita

Lynn said...

What a lovely story and a good reminder of what is important, especially taking a moment to say something nice to someone, or doing s a small thing to make someone else happy. I'm reushing around like mad today, maybe I should slow down and think of something nice to do instead.
The moon pics were fascinating, and I love your new header!

rosie said...

Jo Jo puts it all into perspective doesn't she.. It must be such a privilige to be her mum..
I so love your new header Miss Dzintra...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

oh Dzintra,

My first WHITE Christmas came to me when I was 29 years old. I had moved from sunny Los Angeles, California to Boston, Massachusetts. To see my first snow fall at Christmas was a holy thing. May you and Jojo one day experience that....she would love it....thank you precious, for giving my blog another try. What an ordeal it was to have a little virus embedded into a gadget! But once we found it, we got rid of it!! Anita

Astrid said...

Love the Santa story! Such nice words. Great photos of the moon. It was visible here too, but at the time it was visible the moon was behind a small hill and we were too lazy to go having a look! :)

Fer said...

Lovely post Dzintra, and great pics too. :-)

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

That moon is a magical sight to see Dzintra, but the time with Jojo is most magical of all. What a treasured Christmas present that is. We are headed up to spend the Holidays with our kids and grandbabies for a few days. Have a wonderful Holiday Season Dear Dzintra~ xxx Vicki

Amish Stories said...

sometimes when i look at the moon, ill think about the TV show "The honeymooners"! Richard

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HELLO THERE DZINTRA!

Thank you dearest for coming and giving my post another try. That gadget was infected with a link to a strange site! Scary, really, how either a person or some strange entity put it there!

HAPPY TUESDAY! Anita

Terry said...

Second try at wishing you joy in all your family at thie time of year.

Each brings us joy and wonderful memories. Hugs

Terry said...

Second try at wishing you joy in all your family at thie time of year.

Each brings us joy and wonderful memories. Hugs

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