I started a post a couple of weeks ago - pictures and all and when finished I must have hit a wrong button and there went my long post down the computer to no man's land. Thoroughly discouraged I walked away from blogging for a couple of weeks.
Well I am back. This has not been a great December with the horrible shooting and death of 26 people. I can't get it out of my mind and it has drastically reduced my pleasure in Christmas this year as I am sure it has done for many of you. When I heard the IRA speech the other night with their only suggestion to putting an armed guard in every school I was very upset. What next? An armed guard at every dance studio, music lessons, etc.? Every where a child would be? Pretty soon every child would need an armed bodyguard. I am sure you can gather from this that I am very upset. I am trusting that our President Obama will stand up and do something to try and stop this. I am sure we all agree something must be done. As the mother of 3 and grandmother of 6 I say it has to stop.
I had decided not to decorate as extensively as in the past and just put out a few of my favorite things. This I have done. Years ago I bought 3 beautiful old Christmas ornaments at an antique show and I have always put them in my living room at home on the sofa table behind the sofa. I have stayed down here for Christmas for the last 3 years so bought them down with me this year.. I put them in their usual wine glasses with some cellophane and they are on the bakers rack in the sun room. They remind me of home.