Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Time Between (& ☀Sunlit Sunday Soon)

The rugelach didn't get prepared for Christmas this year, but Boxing Day baking ensured it was made in time for lunch guests on the 27th.

There is something I like about the time between Christmas and the new year. It's a bit of a break from the usual routine; the tree is still up and lit (with dropping fir needles beneath it) and the outdoor lights in the neighbourhood still brighten the dark nights. As one year winds down, I get a sense of optimism and promise for the one just about ready to dawn.

My new foster, Cameo, carries on as she has for the past several weeks (oblivious to the close of 2014), claiming my house and all it contains as her own. The snazzy cat bed I bought? Ignored. There are too many other cozy spots to enjoy.

Something I do need to do is pull together our little wintertime gathering place.
For those would care to join in, ☀Sunlit Sunday will resume for the 4th season beginning this coming weekend. The idea is to create a post on the following theme: "sunlit". You may choose to include photos and/or words that illustrate a sunlit place or thing, a "sunny disposition", a sunny thought, or any other sunlit-related idea. Have fun with this! Be literal or figurative; be you!

For the early birds, or those on the other side of the planet for whom Sunday arrives a day sooner, you may link your post beginning at 8 pm on Saturday (Eastern Standard Time). All previous contributors, as well as new ones, are welcome to join each week for the first 3 months of 2015. Together, we'll find the sunny side of winter to celebrate.

Till next time,


  1. Cameo is just like all the others...they like to choose their own bed. :)

  2. Happy, healthy, sparkling new year dearest Karen! May all your wishes come true!
    Love, Olympia

  3. That lovely cute Cameo, another quirky cat. Wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year!

  4. Cute Cameo glad she is feeling at home always a good thing . Sounds good starting up Sunlit Sundays again I enjoyed it the last time . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day and A Happy New Year !

  5. I had forgotten about Sunlit Sundays, I will look forward to these and just the thought has bought me some sunlight already, thank you for that! I hope that your New Year will be wonderful! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! xx

  6. What a cute kitty Cameo is and how clever to find lots of cosy spots to sleep other than her cat bed! Like you, I enjoy the time in between Christmas and New Year.....a quiet and thoughtful time. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Karen.
    Helen xox

  7. Cameo likes the sun! Your food looks good. Wishing you a happy and healthy and prosperous 2015!
    Hugs, Beth

  8. Nice to see that Cameo has settled right into your home. They do say if you want the best seat in the house to move the cat :) Looking forward to Sunlit Sunday, took some nice photos in the sun yesterday.

  9. HAPPY NEW YEAR Karen!! Glad to see your little foster is doing so well! I'm anxious to see her in some sunlit pictures...she definitely will brighten your winter!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  10. The entertaining is more relaxed at the 'in between time' isn't it? We're having company tomorrow (Jan. 1) and dinner will be from the crockpot.
    Opening your link to Saturday night will help with my time schedule, I'll see if I can't participate now and then.
    Happy New Year Karen.

  11. This "time between the years" is a lovely one, isn't it? Lots of visiting and eating. Looking forward to participating in Sunlit Sunday once again. Wishing you a very happy new year, Karen.

  12. The food looks absolutely delicious and the photo of the centerpiece convey such a feeling of warmth, a place where it must be good to sit and enjoy a cup of eggnog. I always thought, from your photos, that your home convey a sense of friendliness and I'm sure your guests had a lovely time :) It's so kind of you to be a foster home for these cats. Cameo is a really beautiful cat with beautiful markings. Have a beautiful New Year Karen, with lots of love and happiness !

  13. Looking forward to Sunday. Happy new year wishes!

  14. Cameo is gorgeous and apparently ignoring the kitty bed altogether!!!!...:)JP



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