Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all - a little early!!

Hello everyone and first I want to wish each of you a wonderful holiday season to come!  Hope each of you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy time with loved ones, family and friends.

I'm sharing a couple of pictures below that I have shared in previous years.  I think I've said before that I love snowmen and have a bunch of holiday decorations that include 'Frosty' and friends.  Sadly, both my snowmen cookie jars (the one with the red hat and the one with the black hat below) didn't make it after being packed and stored and shifted and moved, etc.  Both cracked and broke.  I was very sad.  However, I'll just have to look for new ones in upcoming days.  This year, our house is not decorated at all.  It's still got renovations going on and dust, etc.  We decided that since we were going to have to buy a new tree anyway, we'd just wait.  As I said, the dust is ongoing and unavoidable.  I just keep telling myself - next year, next year!   

We did have a nice Thanksgiving with family in Austin and our daughter and son-in-law will be coming to be with us on Christmas.  It's been quite a while since they have seen the house and she said they were looking forward to seeing the progress.  The rest of the extended family will be getting together in the Houston area where we have a nephew that is hosting.  It's his first time and he needs to stay home as he is 'on call' for the weekend - he's doing a residency at a Houston hospital.  Here's hoping that he doesn't get 'called in' and his wife doesn't have to manage all the duties.  We're hoping, as I said, to take over again next year with the Christmas Day event.  

My life here has remained quite busy, but I'm hoping that 2023 will allow more 'me' time and predictability.  My reading has resumed to a certain extent and I'm also hoping for more 'normal' in that area.  There are lots of good books on my shelves, on my Kindle, and to be published in upcoming days.  

Hoping to resume regular blogging in January.  Until then, may each of you have much 'joy', 'peace', and 'love' for this wonderful season!