Happy Winterthing!

Right, so, some people don’t Do Holidays, and of the people I know who Do Holidays, there are various holidays being celebrated. I have a tendency to be something of a scrooge about Christmas, and it was a few years back when my also-scroogey beloved friend Liz and I began wishing each other a Happy Winterthing.

Winterthing has no specific date, but it happens in winter, and generally in late December. Possibly. It’s hard to pin down a holiday with no specific date. At any rate, my husband is more Christmas-positive than I am, so this year to show willing I have actually put up a Christmas tree. And then I coerced the cats (or at least the cats open to coercion) into behaving adorably near the Christmas tree, so I could take pictures, and end result, gentle readers, is a very special Winterthing Greeting from the Manor of Mixed Blessings to you.

…probably I should never be allowed near PhotoShop, but whatever. Behold!
Roo, an orange and white Cornish Rex cat, and Juniper, a black and white kitten, sit on a shelf next to a small wilted artificial Christmas Tree with one red ornament on it. The text reads 'I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. --William Penn' at the top and 'Happy Winterthing from the Manor of Mixed Blessings' at the bottom.

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Comments (6) | Life at the Manor,Pictures — Tags: , , , — Andrea @ 1256 on 18 December, 2010

6 Responses to “Happy Winterthing!”

  1. laura/yesididit
    1651 on December 18th, 2010

    a very wonderful picture, and happy winterthing to you and yours.

  2. Liz Black Dog
    1700 on December 18th, 2010


  3. TomatoQueen
    1938 on December 18th, 2010

    Happy Winterthing!

    It appears that Juniper is spoken for, sigh. If that arrangement falls through, I’m next in line.

  4. Selma
    1159 on December 19th, 2010

    A very Happy Winterthing to everyone residing at the Manor!

    From the Christmas Juggernaughts at the House of Vandals. :)

  5. Selma
    1200 on December 19th, 2010

    Oops! Spelled Juggernauts wrong!

  6. thediva_laments
    1233 on December 20th, 2010

    Happy Winterthing! And I think you should be allowed near photoshop all the time, that is an adorable photo! And, also, a great quote. I am a former Philadelphian, so I have a soft spot in my heart for William Penn.

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