December just kind of creeps in, wincing and yawning...looking around, as though it's not quite sure it belongs. What a job December has! On unsteady feet it leads the countdown toward a New Year-aagghh! December strolls along, day by day in the beginning-and, then WHOA! The pace picks up and she's (or he's) marching to the beat of the "Little Drummer Boy". Par Rumpa Pum Pum! And December asks herself (or himself!) "Am I going to make it? In time? Dear Santa, I'm coming...are you ready for me? And who gets a white Christmas this year? Will it be the Midwest? The West Coast? How about the South? Fort Worth, Texas got a couple of feet of beautiful snow last Christmas-remember? Can we have a repeat?" Decisions...decisions. It looks to me as though December has a lot on her (or his...) plate.
So, let us try to chill this December and walk- don't run, in an orderly fashion to whatever our destinatons may be. Remember-he's gonna find out whose naughty or nice!
Here at the KardKorner, I'm already busy, as you can see. I've got the December kalendar printed and posted. I have also designed our Christmas kards and they're ready for the press. We don't send out a lot of cards, so I usually make a few that are different. What's good about computers is that you can use the same design, but go in and make changes for different people. I always like to put a quote on the back of my cards if I can find one that is compatible to the subject and the recipient of the card. So I may use, say, 5 of the same card for 5 different people, and the backside of the card will be different for each person. I started making my own cards, so I could personalize them in a way that the recipient knows the card was made just for him, or her. Ah, the beauty of technology!
Oh Look! It's Santa-in a four-poster bed! GET UP SANTA!
One of our neighbors, up on the corner, lights up the street every Christmas with several different displays in her yard. She really works hard, and has often received the award for best neighborhood display. I sasheyed up there and took a few flicks-this is one of them. I don't ever take pictures of others' Christmas displays, but this year I'd like to get some. I've proposed a series of "walk dates" with my husband Karo (see-his name starts with a K), that we can walk the neighborhood some in the evenings and get some pictures along with much needed exercise and fresh air. And he has agreed! So, we're off!
This morning's temperature in Fort Worth bottomed out at 35*. We managed to soar up to a whopping 63* by 5:00 this evening, and now we're at 55*. Plenty of sunshine and the rest of the week the temps are expected to be in the upper 60's and lower 70's. Oh, home on the range! Thank you for visiting and putting up with my weather reports and other ravings. Hope to hear from you soon.
"Remember, this December, that Love weighs more than gold."
~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon
au revoir, mes chers lecteurs!