I always get a new calendar or two or three for Christmas. This year I just got one, so I ordered another one for the bathroom downstairs because you always need to look at a calendar while you are seated on the throne!
Before I hang a calendar, I write all the important dates to remember throughout the year, birth dates, anniversaries, etc., and it’s always fun to look at all the things I did throughout the year because I write all doctor, dentist, and hair stylists appointments and mark off vacation days and other special days like events at our grandchildren’s schools. It was a busy year last year. January already has a date saved to attend our grandson’s first recital.
He is learning to play the cello and will be performing with his group. Our children all took some form of strings and our daughter took piano for years. I think it’s important for children to learn some kind of instrument because even after they are grown they can play it if they so choose.
If this year goes as rapidly as last year, I may as well turn the page to December 2019 right now because that is how fast it seemed the year flew by. I guess it’s better than it dragging out forever and wishing time would speed up. It’s all relevant. Depends on what you are doing or what you are waiting for. Remember when you were a kid and were waiting for Christmas and it seemed like it took forever for it to get here? Now it comes way too fast for me and I’m never ready and then it’s over and I wish the time had gone a little more slowly.
Have to show you some pictures from Christmas of my very favorite present.
It’s the rooster from the movie Moana. He clucks and crows and I love him.
He has made friends with my skeleton Halloween dog. The rooster crows and the dog talks back. Yes, the dog talks. I’ve had him for years and I get him out every Halloween. I will bequeath him to one of my grandchildren one day. Ha.
The dog says things like, “Bring me a bone, I’m hungry,” and “I’m thirsty. Water runs right through me.” He’s been the cause of many laughs through the years and now he has a companion.
Another thing I gifted myself this year because I thought it was so cute was this little camper.
It goes very well with the truck I have had for a few years.
Makes me think of a dream of mine to get in a truck with a camper behind and travel the United States and Canada.
May never happen, but I can dream.
Now David and I are sitting on the couch counting down the hours until the new year. I even dressed for the occasion. I am wearing pearls and perfume and my pajamas. All ready for the big night!
We even have a small bag of cashews each and some peanut butter crackers to share. We really know how to celebrate! One year we actually dressed up and went to a hotel in Indianapolis where there was a big New Year’s party with bands, dancing and gambling tables and food and at midnight they dropped hundreds of balloons from the ceiling which was fun. Then in the morning they had a breakfast buffet for all the party goers with everything you could think of to eat including sushi, which I tried for the first time and didn’t like all that well.
But we are going low key this year which is fine with me. It’s raining out and our house is warm and cozy. So if you are celebrating at home, whether alone or with several, put on your pearls and perfume and enjoy the evening.
I wish you all a very blessed and joyful, peaceful New Year’s. I wish you health and happiness and all that life can offer you that is good. Happy New Year! Bye.