The holidays were wonderful as always and a whirlwind of activities. Thanksgiving dinner was spend with our cousins. We had great times at annual parties and seeing our Sacramento cousins as well.
Christmas decorating that was something I really enjoyed. I went all out as I usually do when I'm asked to participate in a Christmas Home Tour. I do something festive in all our rooms. I love doing it and getting back into my design work a little. As I do it I think about how much people enjoy that evening on the multiple house tour with friends and how I want to enhance their memories by doing the best I can. It absolutely poured that night but somehow it added to the whole thing in a good way. I find it gets harder and takes longer than it use to but it's still important for me to do. But even though I am getting older, the experience brings renewal to me and I will do it as long as I can. Of course Jim helped me so much. It really has become a joint project.
Sometimes we just work too much and we are going to do more of this kind of thing because it is wonderful and just pours new energy into these two aging souls. It was lovely and great to be on an ocean liner that stays in port. No seasickness. We were celebrating our 50th Christmas as a couple. They upgraded us to a fabulous state room that was like an apartment. Loved looking out the portholes to the water.
Ah, now I feel I can get to work. Thanks for coming by!
Take Care Of You For Me!