And God bless you and send you a

And God bless you and send you a

And God bless you and send you a

And God bless you and send you a

And God bless you and send you a

And God bless you and send you a

And God bless you and send you a

One teensy-tiny drawback to listening to your music via vinyl (I love an LP, people), is that sometimes, since I have purchased some albums from a thrift store, there are records that are in less-than-pristine condition and there might a scratch or two.

19 days until Christmas!
Our countdown Santa

It doesn’t really bother me, though.  Part of the fun of a record playing on the stereo is some of the crackly sound you get with it.  I even digitize my favorite songs from my favorite albums because I love the sound of the needle dropping onto the record and the heightened anticipation of the crackling turning into the sound of a song I love on the surround-sound.  {schckskrschkdkschhhh, not sure, but I think my spelling on that is right}  ;)

Today, as I prepare for all the grandbebes to descend (for our annual Christmas overnight),  I have gone quite traditional by listening to The Time-Life Treasury of Christmas.

Time-Life Treasury of Christmas (Box Set) (1997)

And oops, it got stuck as Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops were performing {just for me} their medley of Here We Come A-Caroling/O Tannebaum/I Saw Three Ships.  At the precise moment my steak reached perfection in the kitchen and I reached for a plate to enjoy it, the phone rang and there I was, plating and talking and in the background, the Pops, just singing away

And God bless you and send you a

And God bless you and send you a

They must’ve sung that  line 37 times before I got to the stereo.  So you know what I did?  I received it as an early Christmas blessing from the Father of Lights.  Yep.  I think it was just a sweet message from God to me.  I bless you and I am sending you a Happy New Year – don’t miss this message, busy-girl!

baubles on lamp christmas
A scene from the family room

I didn’t.  It may have taken 37 times, but I got the beautiful message.  And since it is mine now to share, I bless you with it, too:

God bless you, BLESS you, and send you a Happy New (fresh as the driven snow) Year!

Published at 12:06 on 12-06.  :)

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