and here I sit, 'down in the mouth' as they often say in the South about people in a weird/sad mood.
For all the angst I had trying to get ready for the big day I am now sad that it is over.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could have the elves come down from the North Pole and do all our shopping, baking, cleaning house, going to events, wrapping gifts, all that stuff that just is WAY TOO MUCH in the month of December?
Yep, I think that is the answer. And, then we could just sit around and enjoy all the fun stuff... you know, laughing and carrying on with friends and family, opening presents and then taking a long nap after we've eating all that good food. Boy, what a holiday that would be. I really don't think Santa would agree to letting those little guys shirk their duty though, do you? It was a nice thought.
We've turned Christmas into a COMMERCIAL luge. Once you are on the track, there is no way to get off. I wish we could slow down, remember what Christmas really stands for and just feel blessed that we have another day to enjoy.
So, I've said my piece about Christmas.. I won't say another word until this time next year.
Oh, heck, wait a minute. I have pictures to share. What was I thinking? DUH....
So, enjoy the photos and then I will shut my mouth. I promise. I really do.
Our tree this year.
It's weird to walk into my daughter's house and see things I cherished for years. When I downsized, a lot of my things went to other members of the family for them to enjoy. Such is the ice skating pond that I had for years and years. It still works too and is enjoyed by my great-grands now.
my youngest great-grand just turned one.
Everyone gets into the act. Even the youngsters. Here's one of my great-grands glazing a ham.
And, a gift from my 'gentleman friend'. Wasn't he just the sweetest thing? I love it.
Some of my gifts piled on the end of my couch. Yep, it was a wonderful Christmas.