Good morning. It's another beautiful morning in my little part of New England. Sunshine and warm temps, I just love it. I realize that it won't last forever, but I'm enjoying it while we have it. It's also the start of Hanukkah. So to all my Jewish friends and family, I'm wishing you a Happy Hanukkah.
To my friend Rhoda, I really miss those times when we were all able to get together to share in the Holiday fun. I have so many wonderful memories of those holidays, and especially the joy and happiness that "Santa" brought to so many of us. (Rhoda's hubby Marshall was our Santa every year that Christmas Eve did not fall on a Friday. Those years we had back-up Santas. These included my son Gary Jr, my brother Artie and a friend, Bill Black.)
Yesterday was also a gorgeous day here. Plus a couple packages that I've been waiting for arrived, so now I can finish up two of my mail away boxes. Today I'm hoping to finish up several boxes so that we can take them to the Post Office tomorrow and mail them off.
I have a handful of cards left to address, then they will be finished too. Oh it feels good to be back on track. Joe put up the Christmas tree in the main part of the house, and it looks ever so pretty. It's beginning to look like Christmas around here!!
Santa has been asking what to bring for Pogo, and I'm having a problem coming up with something. At first I had thought about a little lounge chair for him, but where would I put it? Pogo has just about everything and then some.
I suppose I could give away most of his sweaters, and then get him some new ones. Hmmm, now there's a thought. We could donate some of his sweaters and a lot of his fuzzy blankets to a local shelter. Then I could get him new ones. It's a thought.
I received a beautiful Christmas page yesterday from my friend Beth. Gosh, this is wonderful. Thank you Beth, I love it.
I hear and read a lot of chatter about different folks being offended by our culture, religions and holiday traditions. It's always been a "live and let live" way here, and I don't see why it can't stay that way. I love my God and Christmas. Let me share this beautiful image that I borrowed from the web.
Right now, I have to go out into the house to find out who has been using a scented spray near my door. I don't do well with scented sprays. It interferes with my breathing. I just walked out into the house and guess what? It was Joe's laundry soap that I smelled. Mystery solved.
Today I will finish setting up my little Christmas tree. I started making a spot for it yesterday, but had to stop to do other things. Right now, Pogo is nudging my arm, making it difficult to type. So I think I'll stop here and go play with him for a while.
So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.