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Friday, December 21, 2012

A Christmas Kiss for You!

Our little grandson, Shawn
'Scootie' helped us decorate the tree a couple of weeks ago
We downsized to a smaller tree, but, he had so much fun!

I just came by to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!  

It's been a hard and fast many different things have happened, some good, some not so good.  But, we still manage to go on, don't we? 

I'm beginning to think it's okay to reflect on the past-it always brings a smile to my face!  When I look back, even the not so good events seem trivial...I learned from them!

  Remembering past Christmases, and, New Years eve parties...whoa, that last dance before the clock struck twelve!!!

Remember this?
mistletoe * photo by Suzanne

Mistletoe grows pretty much everywhere in Texas.  Actually, it's considered a parasite!  Go figure!!!  I drive under this stuff everyday to and from work.  In some neighborhoods, where trees are cowering over into the streets, you can see the mistletoe hanging, just beckoning, daring you to stop, and blow a kiss upward! 
 It was one of the most sought after plants at Christmas time where I came from.  A Christmas staple, you could say!  It hangs from doorways, and, from Christmas decorations in the center of dance floors.  And, everyone, at some time in his or her life wants to get caught under it!  Am I right?
  You bet!

For a parasite, mistletoe brings a lot of laughter and joy to our hearts at Christmastime.  It has a certain mystery about it.  We pretend we don't want to get caught under it, but, usually succumb to its spell.  I'd say it's a about you?

Here is the tree that this little sprig fell from, just a couple of blocks from our house at the park.  It's the only green on this tree!  Fascinating huh?
photo by Suzanne

Sooo...with that, I'll leave you...I must get over to the KardKorner to help 'Ms. Asta' finish up last minute printings, and, she's still working on her Christmas story, 'Stockings for Mary', chapter 3!  She's been sick the last couple of days, and, is finally perked up a much to do before Santa arrives!  We'll have little 'Scootie' for just a couple of days!

Thank you so much for taking the time to come by MyTexasGardens.  I wish much happiness to you during this Christmas season, and, for all seasons to come.  I cherish the friendships I have had the pleasure of gaining through my blogging experience!.

Y'all ROCK!

To get caught...or not to get caught!
Kisses and hugs to you all!
Be safe!


  1. Such beautiful thoughts you've shared with us Suzanne, as well as that heartwarming photo of Shawn in front of your Christmas tree.
    Hope that lovely lady over at KardKorner is feeling a lot better now.
    Have a wonderfully happy Christmas and lots of lingering under the mistletoe :D) xx

  2. Hello Dear Susan & sometimes blogger! It's so good to see you again. We always think of so much during this time of year...who knows why? Well, the lady at KardKorner is feeling a bit better. She'll eventually get her last chapter of 'Stockings for Mary' on there. Thank you so much for coming by. We're gearing up for Santa this evening...Shawn is our Santa! lol! You and MD have a wonderful Christmas! Will see you soon (sometimes blogger, haha!)♥

  3. Hi, Suzanne! I see you found a picture of two Dell rats smooching under the mistletoe! (LOL) Just this afternoon, Dell rat Jerre emailed me and told me he remembers the Ettlines hanging mistletoe above the doorway at the Dell. I vaguely recall that, too, but I don't remember ever getting kissed under it. I am also very thankful for my great blog friends and you and that Kard Korner Suzanne are two of my best! I hope you feel better soon and that you and Karo and Scootie have a Christmas filled with joy and laughter. Happy holidays, my dear friend!

  4. Hey there Mr. Knight, yeah, thought you'd enjoy the two little rats under the mistletoe. You probably dodged all the kisses you might have gotten under that mistletoe...or, were afraid of missing out on that 'Captain Santa Claus' song, lol!

    So, the Christmas spirit is starting to come out in all of us! We're about on our way to pick up 'Scootie'! Ms. Asta at the KardKorner is feeling a bit better. I think she caught it from poor little 'Scootie', but she doesn't want to give it back.

    Thank you for coming by and for your Christmas wishes. I so enjoy hearing from you. Have a safe and happy holiday, my friend.♫♥

  5. The picture of Scootie by the tree is priceless. So sweet. Have a wonderful holiday, Susan.

    1. Hi Nancy! Little ones by a tree really bring out the holiday spirit in all of us. I am so glad you stopped by Nancy. I hope you and your family have a joyous Christmas...and, on to the New Year! Hugs to you!♥

  6. ALL right back at ya susan!!
    i just want to say i'm glad we found each other oiut here in blogger are a good friend!

    merry christmas...happy everything...and *cheers* to 2013!!


    1. Laura, I'm glad too...I've learned so much from your blog about nature. And, how to see things without looking so hard for them! Your critters and lichen are the best around. And, Mr. Bones' antics are so entertaining! So, I guess you're stuck with me again in 2013.

      Merry Christmas...much joy to you...and, yes *cheers to 2013!


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