Hello book friends! How are all of you? It's December! And I'm coming back around to say 'Greetings!' and, as it says on my mantel decoration...'Be of good cheer...'! Or maybe try to be of good cheer. I'm choosing to try to do that and my husband and I have been figuring out what these December holidays will look like at our house. Not the 'usual', but we're choosing not to have a 'Grinch-y' Christmas either. We're working on plans to 'porch deliver' some bags of treats to family and friends here. And maybe have a small visit outside with them. We might even sing a carol or two - at a distance. You never know.
I can't help remembering that three years ago in December, my husband had an unexpected heart attack and then had triple bypass surgery. It was a very scary time and an unusual Christmas, but we got through it. We'll all get through this year as well. The holidays and Christmas are for me a time of joy, peace, and thinking of those I love and have loved. And also a time of reaching out and trying to bring some joy to others through whatever means I can. I encourage you to do that as well.
As to my reading life, it goes on, happily. I'm not going to share much about it here, but I plan to be back maybe the last week of this year to do some 'Best of...' posts and update at that time. Until then, I'm going to leave you with several pictures of holiday decorations around my house. My wish is that all will have a joyful, peaceful, holiday season full of love and good cheer. Merry Christmas! Thank you all for being my friends!!