Christmas is Over!
I have a confession to make. I knew when we booked our cruise for the end of November 2021 that it was going to cut into the Christmas season and therefore, I made an agreement with my husband that there would be no need to decorate our home – much to his relief! However, when we got on our cruise on the day after Thanksgiving, the ship was not decorated for the holidays – not until the cruise after ours (what the what?). We had a great time in our suite and on ship for 7 days. What was not to like about having lots of room, a double balcony and even a bathtub in our cabin? We arrived home and I felt a little sad about not having decorations to enjoy.
I have been busy with Real Estate, my husband has been busy with being an over the road truck driver – but I ached for Christmas in our home! So, as wonderful husbands do, George got all the stuff out of storage to decorate our house: The 9 ft tree, the Thomas Kincade Santa ornaments, the nick knacks, all of it. Friends told me, “Don’t worry about it! Decorations can stay up until January 6th!” I liked this way of thinking, buying more time and all! Now, fast forward a little and we accepted the opportunity to go to Destin for a long weekend right after the New Year. No problem, I was able to work from the car, the time share or from anywhere at any time – and I did! The problem is when we got back it was January 10th and my tree was still up! Dang it!! I will have it put away this week, but I really love the holidays here in Florida – when the weather is 80+ degrees and sunny! There is so much to do like golf carting, walking, biking, pickle balling, golfing, quilting, railroad making, Veteran fellowshipping, swimming, working out, taking classes and/or field trips and so much more – nothing but a smile and a kind heart is required (and maybe a nice pair of shorts). So here is the picture I wish to remember during this past holiday season. I had waited so long to get poinsettias that all I could find were these little ones but that is OK because on this January 10th, they still look good after a little water. I am going to give them to some friends and neighbors starting with my next-door neighbor. The wonderful thing about living in a great 55+ community is helping others to smile… Are you ready to enjoy people again? Give me a call.