I know I said I wouldn't blog today, but it's been over 24 hours, so that counts as a day's break in my opinion.
I was sitting here (not feeling so hot), pondering our Christmas decorations, and how I plan to wrap gifts with brown paper, twine, and ribbon. Why, just today I asked Johnny to hang lone candy canes on up-above hooks I could not reach. It occurred to me that I was very influenced by a few favorite childhood books:
* Heidi by Johanna Spyri.
* The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Tucked into our couch with a blanket, hot tea, and lit candles nearby, I read bits of Heidi, yearning for fresh mountain air. I live in a big city, but I assure you, mountains are in my soul.
Then I wanted to read the Little House books so badly I could hardly stand it! I e-mailed my Mom asking her to bring them along tomorrow. I hope my beloved childhood set is where I think it is in my parents' house. If not, at least I found this online source of excerpts from A Little House Christmas Treasury. If you, too, were smitten by Laura Ingalls Wilder's writing, then click that link and be whisked away to a home filled with simplicity, beauty, and very good folks. Salt of the earth. Such characters are heroes of mine. I hope my daughter will be as strongly influenced by these timeless books.
Posted by jenni at 9:30 PM