"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Monday, December 20, 2010

Advent: December 20

Ever since I was a very little girl I have loved nativity sets.  The small ones, the ones with tiny details, or not.  The ones that speak to me, personally.  I love that there are hardly ever any two exactly the same.  Someone (who? I don't remember) gave me one when I was probably about 5 years old, and that started the love.  I still have it.  I'll show it to you in a few days.  I have collected several over the years, and it is one of my favorite things about getting into the Christmas bins every year:  I love getting the sets out, unwrapping them, taking in all their details again, and deciding where they each will stay for the season.  This little set I picked up in Cabo San Lucas a few years ago.  The figures are clay and so brightly painted, the faces so sweet.  The day of the photo appears to have been pretty sunny, sorry for the glare, but it's the only picture I have of this one.

The play last night was fantastic!  I am so glad I pushed on us going.  So was everyone else.

More rain in our forecast.  It's just as well, I have things to do in the house that really need doing, and soon!  And I am stuck here for a 4 hour window today anyway.  We bought the new fridge yesterday. And the salesman was kind enough to find a way for it to be on today's delivery truck, cuz my other one is crapping out in a major way. So now I can buy food for Christmas dinner a few days ahead of time instead of a few hours ahead like I thought I was going to have to do.  But, good lord, what a lot of money for such a thing.  Ah well, it was time.  It is the first of the stainless appliances that will eventually all live in my kitchen.  And, people:  there is an ice maker!  Miracle of miracles, we will have ice and filtered ice water like other modern people.  Finally.

Everyone, have a great week!


Rian said...

One of the fun things always about Christmas is unwrapping the special, cherished decorations again. We've got rain here, too. It rained buckets in SLO over the weekend.

Barbara C said...

Your nativity is so pretty, and your photo shows it off nicely. I also have one from Mexico and it's great to see it every year.