The sky is a bit blotchy with blue sky and we'll venture out to find that tree.
Thank you so much for all your kindness yesterday regarding our Otis.
I feel incredibly loved .. . .
we did in fact go out to do a bit of shopping last night and it felt awfully strange not to be welcomed home. For the last 13 years we've been greeted with some barking.
We always thought it so funny that he would stand on the porch .. .
face the opposite direction and bark.
Who's benefit was he barking for anyways?
Then . .
he would proceed to get himself off the porch and walk in front of us into the garage . .
take his sweet time and stand there waiting for us.
We plan to implement the "honk the horn rule" for our kids and company.
Otis always gave us "empty-nesters" the heads up when the kids would come home.
Oh . .and
this morning Terry watched the crows waiting for their morning kibbles that Otis would carelessly leave behind.
They'll have to relocate.
I always pull out these two pieces and use them as part of my decorations.
The Christmas Carol book is so ragged and yet it conjures up memories of the evening Christmas carol singing as a family every evening from the beginning of advent until Christmas.
Every evening my mom would put out a few oranges and a few candies . .. .
I feel strangely warmed by these memories.
The other piece of music is "The Star of the East".
Does anyone besides me play this during this season?
This was the one of the pieces of music that my mom had down pat.
I still play it at Christmas and think of how she loved it.
They were of the age where you put out what they would wear and they would wear it.
They would also pose on command.
Things do change . .
(love you guys . .)
(just in case they are reading this)
Thank you so much again for showing us such love.
Have a wonderful day .. ..