Simply Sunday and Santa Is Coming

The Christmas Prep Has Begun!

Santa Claus is coming.

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This first weekend of December and I have been busy prepping for the coming holidays! This is a fun and exciting time of year. Also very busy for everyone.

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You may have guessed that I am a collector of Santa Claus. You will find him everywhere through out my home at Christmas time.

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For me the tree decorating is always a time of reflection. As I unwrap each ornament and place it on the tree, I travel back to earlier Christmas holidays with thoughts of loved ones and friends from past years.

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This Santa is always on the very top of our tree. It was my husband’s from when he was a little boy. Like I was saying each ornament tells a different story.

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Santa is keeping a list!

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And here’s that Jolly Old Elf  again. 

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Remember to have fun loving and living life to it’s fullest!

Rosemary

ps: as always all creative and opinions are my own.

Bloom Where You Are Planted!

Are You Blooming Where You’re Planted?

 

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For years a hand made wooden calendar hung beside the rotary phone in my mother-in-law’s kitchen. It had a decorative top with hand painted flowers on it. The calendar pages were replaced yearly and it was always filled with appointments and dates that were important to her. It’s been well over three years since she left us at the age of 93.

Across the wooden headboard of calendar along with the flowers were the words, Bloom Where You Are Planted”. For some reason those words keep echoing in my mind.

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