The holidays have taken our minds away from our reading. Busy with friends and families and other year-end tasks our minds are awhirl. Only a very few (how’s that for redundancy) responded to a recent blog about their reading plans in the New Year.
Forced inside today by a Winter Weather Advisory I must face up to taking down my Christmas decorations. Seems a good time to give a shout-out of THANKS to my much-loved granddaughter who decorated my fireplace mantel with some of my Santa collection. How I have enjoyed what she put together. I know Santa is not the heart of Christmas, but I have always loved Santa art of almost any kind, the more frivolous the better. Somehow it lifts my spirits.
I confess at first I was slightly disappointed she did not do the mantel as she has the last two years, with some fake greenery and lights. Turns out I liked the Santa display even better. My pictures certainly don’t do her display justice. Those small porcelain Santas are antique, from my mother’s side of the family; they have said Merry Christmas to many people for more years than I can count.
Wishing each of you a good last day of 2017. Along with the-not-so-great and worse, there is much to be grateful for. Make a gratitude list and you will be reminded. Even as a way to fight the horrors of grief, a gratitude list is worthy ammunition. Hugs to all.