Our community has a golf cart Christmas parade every year and this year's was the biggest yet. I walked about a half mile west on our little gated community's main street and found some ladies sitting out in their driveway, waiting for the parade. I joined them and we had a good time cheering and waving and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Some neighbors really went all out to decorate and light their carts. Click below to watch the video.
My next door neighbor and I always watch each other's houses while one or the other of us is out of town. This Christmas she flew to Cincinnati to be with family, so I offered to babysit her two houseplants. She brought them over the day before she left, and gave me watering instructions. It's almost like being a pet sitter! Nice to have a bit more live greenery in the house.
|Chinese Ming on the left, orchid on the right. The Ming is decades old!|
So on Thursday I logged into my USAA account and ordered FTD flowers (USAA members get a very deep discount), a nice large centerpiece with roses and candles. I arranged to have it delivered Dec 24. Fast forward to today, Dec 24, and my doorbell rang. I received a very nice delivery!! Great minds think alike!
|Floral arrangement from my son and his family!|
|Tree is up and lightly decorated.|
|She waits 11 months for this day every year!|
|Every day during the holidays I can find her here under the tree.|
|The cute little tree that I brought with me to Orlando the|
year the family all did Disneyworld for Christmas.
Then I dragged out the box of exterior lights and draped a few strands onto the hollies in front of the house. I have an ancient little string of lights that keep expecting to die, but it still lights up whenever I plug it in, so I wrapped it around the branches of my Ficus tree on the front porch. It's finally beginning to look like Christmas at the house!
Then I'll have a week to think about the first race of the new year, the Texas Metalsaw Marathon on New Year's Day.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!!