Monday, December 05, 2016

Christmas Tree at the Inn

Christmas tree at the Inn

Notice how fast the Christmas season is upon us? Every year the Christmas season seems to come around faster and faster.

I can't say I'm in the Christmas mood this year but I do like Christmas decorations. 

Both Bill and I like the multi-colored lights. We used to do a Christmas tree in our homes but we fell away from that tradition many years ago.  I put out three ceramic Christmas trees around the house. Bill also puts some lights outside but nothing Griswold Christmas worthy. Just a few colorful lights.

The header picture at the top of this blog I took of one of our neighbors' house.  I have several photos that I took of neighbors houses which I will post up until Christmas.

The Christmas tree pictured at the beginning of this post was taken of the tree at the hotel where I work. The hotel always has a beautiful tree every year, decorated by my co-worker Monica.  Nice job Monica!

I've been a bit depressed these past few days because I'm still having great difficulty navigating the VA Healthcare system trying to get Bill an appointment with a gastroentrologist. I was going to post about spending hours on the phone this morning only to be met with one delay after another. But I decided to give you, my faithful readers a break. "Post something nice Ron", I said to myself. That's good for you and good for me. Hopefully tomorrow we'll get that appointment and get Bill well.  

In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying the Christmas season as much as I am.


16 comments:

  1. Lovely tree, Ron. I suppose it's the evocation of childhood days that really grabs one - when life was so much simpler and more innocent. After that, reality begins to bite - and bite HARD.

    Btw: I did read your recent posts re Bill's ongoing concerning condition. I only refrained from commenting because I was lost for words in trying to say something meaningful without sounding condescending. All I'll say now is that my thoughts are with both of you at a particularly trying time of the year for this to be happening right now. I really do hope you'll both get through what has to be done without further obstacles and annoyances to traverse.

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    1. Ray,
      We're both getting old (me and Bill and YOU). Seen any movies lately about the "old people" subject and how they are dealing their approaching mortality? Now that would make for an interesting movie. We've had enough of the super heroes.
      Ron

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  2. Ron,

    Nice looking tree. I put ours up on Thanksgiving as well as our outdoor lights. I don't do anything spectacular either, just a row of light up candy canes and some multi-colored lights on the bushes in front. Despite ot all, I feel Christmasy this year. Lois isn't doing so well about it, though.

    Lar

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    1. Lar,
      I always feel a little "Christmasy". Not as much as I used to when I was younger. Then it was a time of great anticipation. I've changed. Not so much with the presents this time of my life but an appreciation of good health, friends and a comfortable home to spin out the rest of our days.
      Ron

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  3. Ron,
    The urge to decorate for Christmas was paramount for me between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had several trees to choose from and would put a different one up each year. I also had about 75 Santa Clause stuffed animals, tree toppers and fancy dressed along with about 100 curio cabinet sized figurines plus numerous candles all with the Santa theme. It looked like Christmas exploded in my 400 sq. foot great room. One year I looked at all of it and said I can't do this anymore. Plus the addition of a cat who thought that the ornaments and anything else shiny on the tree should be her's to disassemble and bat around the floor. I now put a wreath on the door and take a 3 foot fiber optic tree up and that's it. I feel as you and Bill, I love to see Christmas decorations as long as I don't have to put them up or take them down. Now if I can only pare down the rest of my life I will be in good shape.
    My best for the holidays for you and Bill.

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    1. Jack,
      I have three (or four) big containers of Christmas decorations I've accumulated over the years down in my basement storage room. Beautiful decorations but I just cannot "do" Christmas in the house like we used to. I remember our first Christmas together, I went all out. Boy, those days are long behind us. I too want to pare down the rest of my life, including that storage room which I should do a clean out. Can't take that stuff with me.
      Thanks for your comment. Always good to hear from you Jack. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
      Ron

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  4. I just read your blogs about Bill. Hoping he is feeling better; will be thinking of the 2 of you, and your friend Larry.

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    1. Thank you Elle. Your well wishes are much appreciated.
      Ron

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  5. I feel the same as you - - I'm not in a Christmas mood but I love the decorations. What a gorgeous tree! I'm really sorry that you're having so much trouble with the VA. Everything seems to be a major complication nowadays - and I'm having many of my own to deal with.
    The days have been passing so quickly that it's hard to believe Xmas is only weeks away.

    I'm still annoyed with this new format on Blogger - I keep missing blog posts!

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    1. Jon,
      Christmas Day is rapidly approaching! Soon it will be New Year's. The past two years that meant our trip to Hollywood in January. However, this year we're leaving in the middle of February. Punch a big hole right tin the middle of winter.
      I'm annoyed with the new format in Blogger too. I don't know what the "update" accomplished. If you find out, let me know.
      Ron

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  6. Ron...Love Your Blog....Pictures...Musings from the past and present...Glad that Bill is doing better...Just the thought of seeing him the basement like you did would scare me shitless....But then my medic training will kick in and I will become a bitch on wheels...Take care of Bill...I feel what you mean if Bill was not there...I have no one and that scares me white...What will I do when I get up in age...Yes...I am getting there at 59...I gotta bet the bushes and find me a man...There is always the new year...Have a great, safe Christmas....

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    1. AlexandriaVic,
      Thank you for your generous comments about my blog. I was shocked to see Bill collapsed on the floor at the bottom of our basement stairs, bloodied and nude (he sleeps au natural). I was so fortunate that I was here and awake when he had his episode. I fear to think of what would have happened if I was at work or asleep (I sleep like a rock). I too often think of who is going to be there if I should reach old age and live by myself.
      I hope you find that man when you're beating the bushes. Always nice to have someone with you.
      I wish you too a safe and happy Christmas.
      Ron

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  7. It is a lovely tree. thank you for posting it.

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    1. I do like a well decorated Christmas tree. The Inn's is always lovely.
      Ron

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