I felt free to have a Monstrous Monday on Christmas Eve, so nobody need be surprised that I am having a Tired Tuesday on Christmas Day. Hey, being merry can take a toll on an old broad like me! At least I will try to refrain from whining about my oncoming post-Christmas letdown. But no promises.
I had meant to take some pictures of my mother’s lovely Christmas decorations, which would have livened things up a bit. Oh well, I fell down on the job. How about instead I visit Christmas Past and see what kind of photos I have in my Media Library.
Here is one of my favorite decorations from 2016. The fireplace screen was given to us by my parents the previous year (I think). The Santa Claus, which is in fact only a partial one, was found by the ladies at Herkimer County Historical Society, after he blew from his rightful home during a wind storm. They posted his picture on Facebook, but when the owner was not found, gave the Santa to the good home they knew Steven and I would provide.
This is my dear husband Steven and our friend Margaret, who owns the So Sweet Candy Cafe in Utica. We did not make it there before Christmas but I hope to pay them a visit in the next few days. For one reason, my sister Cheryl brought some of Margaret’s treats to my parents, and I have two words for you: Sugar. Plums. I thought I had had them before and liked them, but I hadn’t tasted anything yet. Go to the So Sweet and buy some! And if they’re all gone by the time I get there, it serves me right! I’ll be more beforehand next Christmas!
I end with a Cavalcade of Claus, just in inject a bit of alliteration (I’m almost never too tired to alliterate). We got these Santa’s at different times, and we love them all. I also do not rule out acquiring more versions of the man in the red suit. But that is for Christmas Yet to Come.