Welcome again to Red Couch Recipes! Is there someone in your life, and I am sure there is, who deserves to sit at the NICE TABLE? Or do you deserve to sit at the NICE TABLE? Santa is right there, and as the song goes "He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you are awake. He knows if you've been bad or good so be good for goodness sake!"
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At the "Nice Table," you get to sit with Santa and have some milk.....
and some cookies. These are the Anise Cookies that my Aunt Ionia made every December 24th.
I know of several people I would like to invite take a seat at the NICE TABLE.
It snowed 10 inches on Tuesday at our home. In fact, it snowed soooo much that I couldn't go pick Mr. Red Couch up at the airport that night...and he had been gone for ten weeks. He took a shuttle to his paren'ts home and spent the night. To get to the airport from my home, you have to go through a long canyon, and when it snows it is sooo treacherous because the altitude reaches 9,000 feet.
At the NICE TABLE, your flatware is in these cute little Santa Pants.
My neighbor deserves to sit at the NICE TABLE! He came and snowplowed my driveway for over an hour!
Then about 90 minutes later, there was 4 more inches of the snow on the driveway. I left to pick up my daughter from high school swim. "No, I am sorry but you can't go to the basketball game tonight, there is a blizzard going on..." My house sits on a little hill and when I came back from picking up my daughter, my car wouldn't go up the hill. So I am inviting my daughters who shovelled the snow around the car, and brought out some salt and poured it on the snow so that I could make it up my driveway.
The next day when I drove my daughter to school, I got stuck on some slippery ice. I stopped and then I couldn't go forward. My daughter Tati got out of the truck to try to push me...but to no avail.
I was stuck in the middle of the road blocking traffic! Then a girl, who goes to my daughter's school got out to help push. My daughter doesn't really know the girl, but she says that she is so NICE She is also very pretty, but NICE always trumps pretty, don't you think?
Then a mom in a van got out to help push me out....and success! Don't you think the high school girl and the mom deserve to sit at the NICE TABLE?
Our high school is also situated on a small hill. There was a line of cars from the high school to the little college. I looked at my daughter and said", You better get out and walk because I KNOW I will get stuck on that hill." The line of cars was stacking up because the cars couldn't get up the hill.
Tati told me later that there was a group of kids helping to push people when they got stuck. They also get an invitation to sit at the NICE TABLE.
And finally, let us extend an invitation to the teachers, who didn't give the students tardies that day because of the icy conditions.
I am so thankful for the NICE people in this world! Little things like helping push someone out of the snow really do make a difference.
I wish all you NICE Red Couch Readers a wonderful and marvelous Christmas season. Here at the Red Couch Home we are celebrating that Mr. Red Couch is home for while, and all is right at our home. I am deeply aware that some of you may be facing serious problems and afflictions this Christmas and my heart goes out to you this Christmas.
On another little note, Pottery Barn inspired me to make the little "milk glass snowmen." I bought Starbuck's Cappuchino, it comes in a 4 pack at Wal-Mart. We don't drink coffee at our home, and so I brought the 4-pack home and promptly put it down the sink! I bought it for the little containers. My son thought I was sooooo weird! Anyway, you just glue on some buttons and tie around a little ribbon, add a straw, and some milk....and voila a little snowman!
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