Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmastime should be peaceful.

Goodmorning everybody!

Well, not only Christmastime should be peaceful, all over the world it should be peaceful all year round, but that is probably an utopia.
Still, Christmastime is kind of special and we were all shocked by the attack in Berlin, Germany at the Christmasfair this week.
12 people dead and 25 still heavy wounded, just because some nutcase thought it a wonderful idea to drive onto the fair with a big truck.
That truck was hijacked from a Polish driver, who seemed to have tried to fight the attacker, and tried to turn the wheel from the truck.
Sadly he didn;t succeed and then he was shot by the attacker.
My heart goes out to all  who lost a loved one, or have someone in the hospital and also to all who witnessed this aweful act of terrorism.
I every time wonder what the thoughts must be of an attacker of this kind, what crazy thought is driving them to such an act????

It is hard to jump now to "normal"life and writing after such things, but we have to go on and not let the fear freeze us.
Yesterday evening, just after dinner, our doorbel rang and there was a postman with a box from ......Santa! It always is fun to open it and then arrange the presents around our tree and manger. It looks so cosy and happy. Now the hard part is starting. Yes, waiting till Christmasday to open them LOL! But we will be good and wait.

I have a photo for you of our christmastree on the manger. I took those before there were the presents. I have two photos in fact, one I took with and one I took without flash. I am not really happy about any of them, but they'll do to give you an idea.
Monday Jan went again to the elderly home where he volunteers, because he received an invitation to be there. it was the day all staff but also all volunteers received an attention for their work.
This year it was a kind of sidetable, that you also could use as laundry basket for the dry laundry, or perhaps as basket to put toys in, very nice and filled with all kind of goodies for Christmas. There was a bottle of wine, some chips, cookies, cheese, chocolate, etc.
I think it is a very nice gesture of the organasation to do such thing also for the volunteers.

Last two days we had a bit of frost at night(only 1 or 2 degrees) and not real high temperatures at daytime. But although pretty chilly it still was nice weather yesterday, because the sun was shining.
Today will be a bit higher temperature, but greysh and then at Christmas they expect temps of about 10-11C. May be a bit of rain at times with it. But I am happy with those temperatures for december. Just hope that it will last and not that e.g. end of February and March we suddenly will have wintertime.

Well, I will finish now, it is running rather late, and i want to go to the market today, so I have to get dressed and something to eat before I go. But I better do it today, because I fear that on Friday and Saturday it will be terrible crowded there.
I have one more Christmaskit for you with clusters from Arlene.
I don;t think I will be blogging again before Christmas so I would like to wish you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas, filled with joy and love and peace.

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rgeorgie said...

Hi Kara, I have never commented before but I have read your posts for a very long time. I love your downloads and Arlene's. They are so beautiful. So I just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Jan. (from a fan) Irene from Sterling Heights, MI

Unknown said...

Oh Kyra, What a very beautiful kit and Arlene's clusters and elements are so wonderful as well. Thank you so much. I am always so excited to see your kits as they are just so gorgeous.

I understand the sadness of the attack and it just broke my heart. I finally had to turn the news station off because I couldn't stand the pain of the tragedy. How terribly sad for everyone involved. It is so horrible and my heart and prayers go out to all. Can you imagine the fear of the driver as he knew what was happening? Such a very sad ordeal but your right, we cannot let fear freeze us.

I wish you and Jan a very peaceful and loving and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hoping and praying that 2017 will bring much more peace to all of the world. xx Beth

hummerdawn said...

Thank you for another super Christmas kit. Your tree looks great! I finished everything up today including a gift to myself-a haircut!! Lol.
Wishing you and Jan a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Enjoy.

Edna B said...

I agree, there is so much unnecessary sadness and violence in the world today. That attack was brutal and heartless. Let's hope for some peace in the New Year.

Your tree looks lovely. This year I only have a tiny one up, but it looks nice by the angel. I think it was a lovely gesture of the home to give all the workers and volunteers a gift basket. It's good to show appreciation for the staff's hard work.

Make sure you are extra good and save your birthday present for your birthday. haha. Pogo and I wish you and Jan a very Merry Christmas. May your day be blessed. Hugs, Edna B.

Grandma Sarge said...

Thanks for the Christmas Kit. I'm getting ready to go with my youngest daughter to some sort of party where her boy friend will be playing in the band. Last weekend I went with the Gr-Grandkids to Polar Express Train ride. It goes up about 27 miles and comes back. All told it's 55 miles on the train. Up into the Forrest and some bldgs are decorated pretty and they are supposed to be Santa's Village. It was lots of cocoa, singing songs with the Chef and the other train staff. My great grand daughter Olivia got up to dance with the Chef to 12 days of Christmas. I'm only hoping someone got a video of was really neat. We spent the night in a motel since we were pretty high up and when the sun went down, the roads slicked up and we didn't feel safe driving them. It's about 3+ hours and in the dark mountains it's more time. But I'm going to put some of the pictures from the train on the blog tomorrow or Monday. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Linda said...

Hello and Thank you Kyra and Arlene for these wonderful downloads.
I wish for you all the Peace and Joy that Christmas is supposed to bring.
Also sending you my Best Wishes for a Happy New Year...

R said...

Thank you so much for these gifts :)