My son and his family are in Ohio so I haven't been too immersed in Christmas...my upbringing would have me be more into decorating for the holidays, but this year I've been trying to use what I have and I was despairing about a wreath for the front door, when suddenly it occurred to me that I have several hubcaps lying about:
This next is something I have very mixed feelings about, so perhaps I shouldn't even post it, but it seems like I'm going to anyway. There's a "Christmas fantasy" up by the merry-go-round in the park to the east. One year there were real reindeer and I loved seeing them. This year a friend and I visited the event, hoping to see the reindeer and this is what we saw. A fake reindeer. A pony with antlers. People paid $5. for 4 minutes posing with the "reindeer".
I've not been playing much music for a very long time, but last night something shifted inside and my fiddle and I went to a party; a friend showed up with a guitar and we played carols from a 1940's hymnbook for a terrific sing-a-long. I miss the feelings I used to have about Christmas, so I've been trying to re-invent them and downloaded some Lessons and Carols from the internet. I don't want to go to church, but I do love the music.
Gilly's lessons are going so well. She had her first romp off-leash in the dog park. Here she is looking around at me from her post at the front window.
And lastly, here's the beginning of some work for a "peaceable kingdom" piece.
Thank you so much, dear readers, for visiting my blog, and I do wish you Peace...and may that peace radiate outwards into the places where it is so desperately wanted.