Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Grown-up Christmas List...

No more lives torn apart...
That wars would never start ...
And time would heal all hearts ...
Everyone would have a friend ..
And right would always win...
That love would never end,
This is My Grown-up Christmas List.
You've heard the song, I'm sure....written by David Foster and performed so beautifully by Michael Buble (and many others!). I just LOVE Christmas music and this song seems to say what we all wish for every day....and all the things that we wish for others.
We sure wish all of these things for you in the coming year, along with smooth trails and sunny, blue skies, and we wish you a joyful and blessed Christmas season!
HUGS and much love to all!!
P.S. That's a grown-up Christmas photo above...Christmas Eve on the beach in Rio de Janiero (2006) Santa really got it right in that one!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I'm dreaming of a Blue Christmas....

Yes, indeed, I know....where the sun is shining and the skies are bright blue....and the weather is WARM! "Christmas Island" is my favorite Christmas carol!

I'm nothing, if not a warm weather gal!! And the weather here in Florida has been sooooo goood! In the upper seventies every day with pretty blue skies...oh my! such a thing to be grateful for!!!

However, it looks like that is going to change.... those blue skies are going to be gray for a couple of days, and the stuff falling is NOT's just clear and wet!! :( Oh well, it makes that drive North next week not quite so shocking to the system!!!

It's been a busy time here at Florida Grande...Monday we had a great visit with buds Paul and Connie and we split the winnings....well, we let the guys win once, in our not-so-famous card games!

Paul tries to steal our "golden lucky horseshoe"!!!

On Tuesday Jo and Pete Peters hosted a Christmas gathering in Lakeland which was really fun!!! And then there are the parades and all the other little "gatherings", usually involving food or "Happy Hours", that are ever-so-much MORE fun in WARM weather!!!

Could that be Jo Peter's best side???

Warming our hands over the "mock" camp fire!!

You know, snow really is way over-rated!! Watching the Christmas Parade is GREAT when it is WARM!! I could still feel my toes when Santa brought up the end.....and even better, I was wearing Flip-flops!!!

"Here Come's Santa Claus"...sounds so much better at 80 degrees!

So we have a little more fun planned, and a gathering at Sleepy Hollow on Saturday before we leave the "Blue" skies here and head North to see the kiddies for Christmas.
Put another log on the fire for us, please!!! :) And make my Christmas tree....... a Palm!:)

I'll still be dreaming of that warm, blue Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Aberdeen to Webster

Rain and more seems to be raining, snowing or blowing most everywhere!! We've been in Aberdeen, NC for most of this week. I went back to Catonsville with Tiff and Scott after Thanksgiving and spent some nice days with them. We decorated the house for Christmas and I cooked supper for them several was nice just to spend time together. I took the train back to Ashland and we left the Farm the next morning, heading to Aberdeen, NC.
Aberdeen was fairly warm the first few days, then the storm brought us more rain and cooler temps....brrrrr....I don't do cold too well!!

So, today we're heading South!!! It was 79 degrees when we hit South Carolina....I was jumping for joy!!! Tonight, we're in Georgia and it's still 74 at 11:00 PM. Yay! Tomorrow will find us back in Webster, FL to warm our bones for a little while!!! There is more rain in the forecast....but at least it's warm rain!!

Sunday afternoon Dee and Jim drove down to Aberdeen for a visit. We had a nice time chatting and enjoyed dinner together... tomorrow they travel to pick up their new 5er...what an exciting time for them!! Can't wait to hear about their new adventures!!!

Hugs to everyone...enjoy every day!!