It’s the trick, trickiest time of the year! It’s also the last post of 2017 unless a miracle occurs. I believe in miracles so you never know.
The last post I found my Ho Ho Ho. A few days ago I lost HO one and HO two. I was at the dentist’s office to visit my hygienist. I adore her! If you are a facebook friend, #Sammystrong is her son (he is doing very well—cancer please leave this young man alone). I was sitting in the waiting room flipping through magazines (they have the best). Christmas music was playing in the background.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas music but there have always been a few songs that bring tears and put me over the edge. The soundtrack had FOUR of the ‘offenders’ in a row.
I flipped the pages faster…tears started to well in my eyes and the lump in my throat tightened. I was called back in the nick of time (although it might have been entertaining for the folks in the waiting room).
As I sat down in the chair, she asked how I was doing. The tears started to flow, I mean really flow. That has not happened for a while. I told her it was the Christmas music (I’ll be home for Christmas, etc). She flipped a switch, the music stopped in her room. We chatted and I pulled myself together.
A good friend from Instagram reminded me that the holidays can be tricky. She has first hand experience…we walk the same walk. It is okay to not be okay all of the time. So, with that being said…Ho number one and two are slowly returning. One step at a time.
On a lighter note, I have a collection of la tour Eiffel Christmas postcards that were purchased in France over the years. I couldn’t find any on my last visit but to be honest, I didn’t look that hard. I think I may have shared these on facebook but I can’t remember and don’t want to look. So, if you have seen them, I think they are worth a repeat. If you haven’t seen them, I think you’ll enjoy them.
I threw that one in to see if you were awake. Hehe. Ray took that yesterday before we headed out to do some Christmas browsing. It was actually chilly (55 degrees, COLD for The Valley of the Sun). That’s a one HO smile by the way.
Seriously, I want to thank all of you who have visited (there have been many visitors which has surprised and delighted me) this year. 2017 has been a pretty good year. Ray’s surgery was successful, cancer doc has given him another 4 month pass which is awesome, we’ve had some interesting trips, met some wonderful people, narrowed things down a bit. Doors have opened that I am incredibly thankful for and thrilled about.
It is the trick, trickiest time of the year but it is also a beautiful time. We are wishing each of you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed 2018.