Advent Calendar – Day 5

In the spirit of Christmas and the Advent Calendar that has been revamped and re-purposed in myriad ways, I have decided to do one of another sort.  Instead of taking one chocolate per day (or wine or whatever goodie is in vogue) or adding one item into a box to donate for a good cause (a very good thing, indeed) I have chosen to send a little love to my favourite blogs.

Good morning!  (Shoot, I think I forgot yesterday’s salutation! My bad…)

Day 5 Candidkay

However did I meet the beautiful Kristine?  I have zero clue.  All I can say is I am so glad to have found this fabulous woman from Chicago who’s got a way with the “pen” that I admire.  On top of that, she has raised two boys solo and, shares the joys and sorrows that come with that job.  I feel we are kindred spirits and we have, more than once, said we shall one day meet and chat over a bottle of wine and lots of laughter.  I have no doubt this will happen one day.

I love that she is not afraid to put herself out there and most often then not with humour.  I’m talking the good, the bad and the ugly.  Only with her there are more good and inspiring than bad, sad or ugly.  Even when sharing something sad, she has a wonderful way of doing so that is uplifting.

When I receive a candidkay email, I know I should just get myself a cup of coffee and pretend I am sitting across the table from her.