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Silent Night


So…it’s after midnight and it’s finally quiet around here.  The kids were still out of school today on their Thanksgiving holiday.  It looks like they may be home at least part of the day tomorrow too.

It’s been snowing for several hours and it sounds like it’s not going to stop for a while.  The wind is supposed to pick up as well.

I spent my day spinning and knitting, as opposed to doing stuff I should be doing.  I’m knitting Terra by Brooklyn Tweed.  The yarn is Berroco Vintage because I needed something that is machine washable and dryable.  It’s a Christmas gift for someone.

Yep!  It looks like a blob.  Here’s another blob for you.  (How was that for a segue???)

Georgie got a new bed from Target yesterday.  I think she likes it.  She slept this afternoon while I was spinning.

We did a few odd projects this weekend.  Mom cleaned out a closet and sorted mittens.  I sorted coats and now we have a bunch of coats for people that have a need for them.

We almost had a disaster in the middle of the night on Friday.  Dreamboy came upstairs about 2 AM and said he could hear water running in a closet.  My quilt machine was up against the door and he didn’t know how to move it.  I went downstairs with him and immediately started yelling for My Hero.  We had sewer backing up into the basement.  After calling a plumber in the middle of the night, we shut all the water off and it stopped.  On Saturday morning, the plumber came in with a huge roto-rooter machine.  The clog was 140 feet away from the house.  Our house is 47 years old and has taken a lot of crap in that time!  Ha!  Anyway, it’s all fixed and the only spot that got wet was the cement in the lowest part of the basement.  My Hero scrubbed it, and that’s the end of that.  It could have been so much worse!!!

I’ll leave you with a prettier picture!  My Hero put big old fashioned Christmas lights on an evergreen tree in the back yard.  God added the frosting, and it’s gorgeous!

I have Silent Night playing in my head now.  I think I’ll knit for a while and enjoy the music, because this is what Christmas is about!


Silent Night


Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born.

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth.
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth




Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

8 thoughts on “Silent Night

  1. Thank you!This is a delightful entry, even with the “Backed Up” segment.

  2. Sewers backing up must be going around – several friends have had the same issue – one on Thanksgiving when they had 30 people over! Lovely post, my dear. And I wish I could nap like Georgie – that looks divine!

  3. I’m perfectly content not to have any snow where I am, but those snow pictures are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, so that I don’t have to miss it here 🙂

  4. Love the pic of the tree in your backyard. Perfect for Christmas.

  5. Thank goodness the mess was limited. Lovely blobs. That belly just begs a rub! I can’t resist an exposed belly when the cats are all flaked out around here.
    Falling snow always makes everything look so peaceful and perfect and clean. The tree photo would make a great card. Enjoy the quiet.

  6. Patiently waiting for a wee amount of snow!!!! Enough to make everything pretty–you described it best, frosting!

  7. So jealous of your snow! And your blog is snowing!!! Plotz!

  8. I liked your moving snowflakes…clever1

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