I’m sharing “The Christmas Waltz” today as we get ready for the last Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the Christmas festivities.

Today I’m volunteering at the church, handing out communion element and accepting food donations. I also hope to do something about all the boxes in the living room — wrapping the rest of the presents and clearing up the wrapping paper.

I’;m expecting to see #1 daughter and the granddaughters. I feel like it’s too early to bake for Christmas Ever but too late to bake for the freezer or for the days leading up. I might replace the snickerdoodles, which #2 son and I ate when he visited.

Just the right day for “The Christmas Waltz,” written for Frank Sinatra by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne.

I’ve actually just learned that I will be alone for Christmas. My husband might hang out with me, but he doesn’t feel  that he has to spend holidays with me and none of the kids are coming. I guess this is what should happen during the pandemic, but I’m feeling a little bit sad about it.





Christmas Waltz
Frosted window panes
Candles gleaming inside
Painted candy canes on the tree
Santa’s on his way
He’s filled his sleigh with things
Things for you and for me
It’s that time of year when the world falls in love
Every song you hear seems to say
“Merry Christmas, may your New Year dreams come true”
And this song of mine in three-quarter time
Wishes you and yours the same thing too