Christmas, Day 8, Mary, Mother of God & Happy New Year 2022


 "Nativity," Lyuba Yatskiv, shamelessly pinched from someone's FB and this is my good faith effort at attribution after multiple image searches. 

Happy New Year!  Pausing the shepherds theme because it's a Marian feast and I just love this image I recently came across. 

Here's a piece written several years ago that takes place on Jan. 1: Has Christmas Come for You Yet?

Just for fun: the most spectacular cookies you've ever seen