The last of the Thanksgiving dishes are done. So is fall. I am reluctantly packing up the pumpkins, fake autumn leaves and harvest decor tonight. I’ve made a faux fall here in honor of the Nature’s decor in the Smokies. Oh, how those people know how to celebrate fall!
Although it’s officially the Christmas season (signaled by Santa’s first wave in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade), I haven’t quite arrived at the corner of Holly and Jolly.
Too many friends have lost loved ones this year. We certainly live differently than we did a year ago. Call me greedy but this holiday season I long for simplicity, sincerity and sanity. Give me Christmas carols in the car, cookies baking in the oven. I’ll take joy, straight up, with a chaser of good cheer.
Hello holidays, I’m on my way!