Happy last Saturday of November!
If you’re in the US, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Here at Chez R, we had a nice, peaceful day, with a delicious meal for which we were truly thankful.
Have you ever felt like you need a little Christmas?
We live in Palm Beach County, and we just survived a nasty, contentious election season that ended with the recount from Hell. Ultimately, I stopped caring about who won or lost. Just get the friggin’ thing over with, and let’s get on with our lives.
Somewhere along the way, we’ve lost sight of the fact that we’re all on the same side. We all love our country, and we believe in liberty and justice for all. We all love our families, and we want to leave behind us a world that’s better than the one into which we were born. It’s beyond disheartening to see everything turned into Us vs Them.
To be honest, I was ready to decorate for Christmas back in September. I just wanted a little something to lift the spirits, to distract from the angry, spiteful, false, fear-based rhetoric lambasting us from all sides.
But this holiday weekend, Mr. R and I finally dragged in all the boxes from the garage and set up the tree. He decorated the fireplace (since it’s still in the 80s, we won’t be needing it anytime soon), and we have a start on the outside lights. Because we need a little Christmas now.
This version of the holiday classic is from the 1974 movie Mame, and it features the divine Lucille Ball. If you need a little Christmas like I do, this should be just the thing.
I’ll leave you with a photo of our finished tree. Normally there’s a cat curled up beneath it, but she must have wandered off. It’s covered with ornaments we’ve gathered over the years, and things the kids made somewhere along the line. Those are the most special decorations, now that they’re grown and out on their own.
I hope you’re still enjoying this long holiday weekend. Be sure to hug the ones you love.
Happy Saturday night!