Seasons Greetings to All!

from Kendra James.

Well we are four days away from the big day and excitement is rising. Christmas trees are up and full of lights and beautiful decorations. Some have presents under the tree and some don’t. I know for myself, I am scaling way down this year and buying very little for my adult children.

As for my nine year old granddaughter, Jasmine, she is not getting a lot this year. She doesn’t need much and her mother has told me that anything I buy for her stays at my house. And, LOL, I don’t need any more stuff in my house.

She is a very creative child and I like to encourage that. My addiction to pens and papers and crafts goes a long way to entertain her when she visits.

I’m not sure I’m happy about the notes on my windows when the cat went missing for a couple of days. She wanted him to know we loved him and for him to come back. At least the notes were in glass scribblers. The felt ornaments she did made a lot less mess.

But I wanted to say thank you to the wonderful givers in this world.

I work at a facility for children with behavioral and mental problems. We have a school and a residence where children come and stay for varying lengths of time and we try to teach them better coping skills and how to make better choices in their actions. The children are not our only focus. We also help their families learn better methods to deal with the child and their behavior.

The last couple of years have been hard for families, and this year was looking particularly bleak for some of them. Remember that tree  with the presents under it? Well some families don’t have any and have no chance of Santa coming to their house.

That is where the givers of this world came up to the plate. I am so thrilled to say that the staff and the community rallied up to our plate and now 85 of our families will have some presents under their tree.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and may the new year be a year of peace, love, health and may all your dreams come true.

Kendra James

This is my children’s favorite cookie recipe.

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

4 ounces (115 grams) semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped

3 large (90 grams)eggwhites

1/4 cup (25 grams) cocoa powder(regular or Dutch-processed)

3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated whitesugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon purevanillaextract

2 1/2 cups (220 grams) sweetenedcoconut(shredded or flaked)

 

About B.J. Scott

With a passion for history and romance, I always have several exciting works in progress. Each manuscript offers a blend of passion, adventure and where appropriate, a dab of comic relief. Carefully researched historical facts are woven into the storyline, providing a backdrop from which steamy romance, gripping plots and vivid characters—dashing alpha heroes and resourceful, beguiling heroines you can’t help but admire—spring to life. I also write contemporary, paranormal, time travel and romantic suspense. After several years in the nursing and child and youth work fields, I met and married my knight in shinning armor and he whisked me away to his castle by the sea. Actually, it is a century old home in a small town in SW Ontario, Canada, on the shore of Lake Erie, where we reside with our four dogs and a cat. While born in Canada, my ancestors were from Scotland, Ireland and England. Perhaps the reason for my fascination with anything Celtic. In the fourth grade, I discovered the work of C.S Lewis, and was hooked on books. While I dabbled in writing for many years, I began to pursue my writing dream in earnest when I completed the first book in my Fraser Brother Trilogy, Highland Legacy. Like all authors the road to publication was not smooth and there is always something new to learn. When I got my first contract, I was thrilled and grateful to my husband, family and friends for their support. One book spawned three and the Trilogy was born. Thanks to the readers. Without you there would be no need for authors or new books. When I am not writing, working at my childcare job or on my small business making had braided Celtic jewelry, Beaded book thongs and assorted other swag and gift idea, you will find me reading, camping or antique hunting. I am a PAN member of Romance Writers of America, World Romance Writers, Celtic Heart Romance Writers, Savvy Authors and several writer critique groups. I am also a proud member of the Clan Scott Society
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3 Responses to Seasons Greetings to All!

  1. B.J. Scott says:

    Touching story, Kendra. Having worked in Child and Youth work with challenged children, I know the need and the stress these families are under. The people who help out are to be commended. Afterall, giving is the true meaning of Christmas.

  2. Giving is so much more important than receiving, at this time and all throughout the year. Thanks for the important work you do for the citizens of the world. May your light continue to shine brightly, Kendra, Peace.
    xo, Ann

  3. revrosevan says:

    Thank you for this lovely post, Kendra, a reminder of what is truly important at this time (and really, at all times) of the year.

    BTW, I love the idea of putting up notes to your cat about how much he is loved and missed! I’m sure this helped him to find his way home. 🙂

    Blessings to you!

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