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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas is but a Memory...

Evee evolutions as Santa's reindeer (a Christmas present for daughter).

Sunrise Christmas
 Sunset, Christmas 

Hello! Did you survive? December passes in a whirlwind and I find myself saying, " What, it's OVER??" In the past I would be so sad when we take down my tree, but now we look forward to putting the tree outside and putting some birdseed covered ornaments on it and a few orange slices. Then commences the bird watching,I do so love me some little birdies!

Christmas morning the paper and ribbons and bows fly and squeals of delight (mostly me), ring through the house. Then Don makes a colossal breakfast (it always looks like a pack of Piranhas came through) and after eating we... vegetate. Later I'll make spaghetti for our traditional Christmas dinner. This year has felt a little somber. My dad passed away a few months ago. For at least 15 years he came and ate breakfast with us. We were all remembering him with fondness and sadness. He lived a good, long (91) life and I feel truly blessed for having so many years with him.

Now FORWARD-HO to the New Year. Ready or Not (ready), here it comes!


  1. Merry Christmas, Leslie. I'm sorry to read of your Dad's passing - Christmas is a time when memories come to the forefront and we miss those we've lost. My mother-in-law passed away in June and I've thought about her a lot this Christmas.
    Sounds like you had a good celebration together. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  2. Gosh, 91. My condolences. It's hard the first year. Soon, you'll be able to share funny stories.

  3. sorry about your dad, holidays are so tough when we are missing our loved ones.
    I'm with you.. Christmas is over?? what happened? lol.
    Happy new year.