Holidays

Holiday 2015 007

We now have a tiny tree that sets on a table and the angel is too big for the fake branches on top.

Our Christmas decorations and activities are now festive touches for just the two of us. When the girls were young, and we hosted holiday events in our home, it was a big deal to add sparkle to every room. I even had embroidered red and green hand towels for the bathroom.

We used a tablecloth that was decorated with poinsettias, eventually it became the skirt under the tree to cover the stand.

Oregon is getting drenched, flooded, and the winds were wild last week. Snow is piling in the mountains and ski resorts and more storms are forecast. At present, our Jack Russell is the most affected because she’s wrapped in a towel after every venture outside. We’re not sure if she dislikes towels or if she is playing an escape and tug game.

Arkkadde

We added another “D” to her name as “Arkkadde” was created from our grandchildren initials and Declan was born in September. It’s pronounced like “arcade” though many think we are saying “Our Kady.”

We still wonder about the first two years of her life before we brought her home. Now that she’s been here a year her personality is much more lively and she’s taken ownership of us and her home. She doesn’t cower or quiver much anymore and is as happy to have her jacket put on for walks as she liked getting fit into her life jacket during our summer activities. The local groomer, who trims Arkkadde’s claws, is amused and pleased at how much more lively and friendly this little dog has become.

While our weather is nasty here, and two of our daughters had flooding challenges during work commutes, all is well for us and we are grateful. We’re grateful for day-to-day stuff while being aware that our crappiest days could be nirvana to many.

Knowing that many on this planet would consider my worst days as dreams come true days, is a rather fascinating exercise to figure out how to make that happen. In fiction, at least….

About Terri Patrick
Writer of Romance and Memoir. Life is an adventure, take that journey.

3 Responses to Holidays

  1. Rose L. says:

    Go witht he flow for now. I find it easier that way.

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  2. Barb says:

    Hey…your tree is up. I look at the tree box and think about the hassle of taking it down. That’s enough to keep decorations to a minimum. No need to go crazy and fix up the place like we’re Macy’s. As a matter of fact, it’s easier to go to Macy’s. Sit in the shoe department and simply watch everyone else go nuts.
    May the two of you have a lovely, quiet Christmas.

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  3. Trish says:

    Happy holidays to you, Terri. May 2016 bring it all!

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