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All is Calm.
After the hustle and bustle, the parties, the planning, the gift-wrapping, the cookie baking and choir practice, Christmas Eve arrives. We enjoy the singing, the incense, and the fellowship at Midnight Mass and then return home to the quiet of the night. We put on our pajamas, sit by the fire and and enjoy a glass of wine or hot cocoa. It doesn’t take long for Annie, Eddie and Mercy to gather around us, each finding a warm place to snuggle. This is one of my favorite times during the holiday season. The rush is over, all is calm.
Annie loves to be near the fire. We know where to find her when the fireplace is glowing. She sits and watches at first and then she stretches out a long as possible taking in the warmth.
Mercy takes a spot on a stool by the kitchen island and waits patiently for a snack. He doesn’t meow or cry but just waits quietly. His determination will pay off because he knows we can’t resist his handsome face. The silence is broken as soon as the treat sack shakes because Annie comes running and leaping and meowing loudly in excitement. Eddie follows behind Annie but he is a cat of few words.
Christmas evening, we all once again gather around the fireplace and enjoy some quiet time. When it is time for us to turn in for the night the cats play tag, racing up and down the stairs. We hear them skidding and scampering all around the kitchen into the hall, down the stairs, up the stairs and we can’t help but laugh. When they are worn out, Annie is the first to leap into the bed and turn in circles before lying down.
Eddie comes a little later with his Little Lion. He places his buddy on the blankets for safe keeping and then curls up beside Annie. The house returns to the normal routine that the cats love the most. And I have to admit that I love the quiet time too. The few days between Christmas and New Year’s seem to take on a different cadence than other weeks. Just for this one week, the world seems to slow down allowing us a chance to rest. We hope you are able to slow down a bit too.
We wish you all the best in the New Year.