Woot woot for Winter Solstice!
Hello again everyone and Happy Winter Solstice!
Winter, in the animal kingdom, marks a time of hibernation and me, attempting to be in tune with Mother Nature, has decided that I shall too! Afterall, if it's good enough for the bears, hey, it is good enough for me too!
During this time, I will practice self-love! What I simply mean is that I will continue to take really good care of myself!
I am (you are too!) a creation of the Gods, the universe, the infinite and I feel it would be disrespectful to the higher powers if I didn't take the time to do the difficult, time-consuming and tasking work it takes to become the best me, both mentally and physically. That is my goal for the future, however I cannot help but to think of my past. Especially during this time of year.
As I grow older (and hopefully wiser) I notice my wants and needs are completely different from the American-me and now, French-me. But, I do have to admit, I miss the over the top, grandiose Texas-style Christmas. Everything is bigger in Texas, well, because, YEEEHAWW! I feel growing up in Texas was a grace from the Gods...the food, the scenery, the warmness of her people, the weather, simply put... it was Christmas bliss!
Even though I may not many of these things at my disposal, I do have an active imagination, so returning to a certain place and time is as easy as diving into an warm ocean.
That said, I wanted to share with you a small list of some of the sights, sounds, and smells of growing up Texan.
These are a few things I remember fondly and I hope my nostalgia allows you to reminisce too!!
1. Barbra Streisand Christmas album -- this was a staple during the holidays and I'm pleased the say, the tradition continues! My Mom would be proud! I love Babs, her vocal chords are dipped in gold, she has the power to move me to tears!
Happy Holidays ya'll -- vous tous! May you have many excellent experiences that will make for excellent memories!
Until next time -- Jenny! xoxxox
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
Frenchified for Life
is a fabulous little lifestyle blog about truly embracing French life!
My intent is to simply inspire you to create something unique and beautiful in your everyday life. The French have this wonderful and annoying habit of seeing the world through rose colored glasses, might as well learn something from them!
That said, I lift my glass to you!
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