Sunday, November 22, 2020

'Tis the Season

The non-traditional trees are up—one in the living room, one in the den, and the other downstairs. 

Our daughter called yesterday, just after Gerry dragged the boxes upstairs, to wish him a happy birthday. They chatted and when they were finished I told him to tell her I'd call her back in five or ten minutes to chat (our mother-daughter conversations tend to run long!) after all the trees were up. Sure enough, ten minutes later all the trees were up and lit and that's the extent of seasonal decorating that will happen around here. I'm all about simple and low key.

Yesterday, as I mentioned, was Gerry's birthday and we enjoyed the conversation with kids and grands who called with greetings. He had expected to be on a hike but the club suspended activities given new provincial restrictions that just came into effect, so we took a long drive through an area we hadn't been to before. Once, we would have taken our cameras with stopped to capture some images but with the pup it just seems like too much work. We'll return to that practice in time.

I snapped a few pictures with my camera of the birthday boy and our dogs. Had to chuckle at this one with the dogs sticking their tongues out!



12 comments:

  1. I like your tree! Yes, it may be non-traditional but it sure is pretty too. Happy Birthday to Gerry! I love the picture of him with the dogs. Those babies are just adorable! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. Hope you're enjoying your weekend, Bonnie. Still thinking about that sweet chair your wrote about. :-)

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  2. Happy belated birthday to Gerry! Such a cute picture! I like your style of decorating :)

    betty

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    1. Thank you, Betty! The older I get, the simpler I like things.

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  3. Oh I love that tree. It looks so pretty. The dogs do look funny with their tongues out.

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  4. I think you're onto something with simplicity. The tree looks lovely. Happy Birthday to Gerry!

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  5. Good Morning. I am all for a simple and old fashioned Christmas in our home as well. Although, it has been that way for a few years now for us. Your picture is so pretty ... simple, warm, cosy, peaceful and welcoming. We wish your husband a belated Happy Birthday. Such a sweet picture of your hubby and those precious fur babies. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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    1. Good morning, Teri. We have had simple, quiet holidays for many years. I appreciate the opportunity for stillness and rest—along with a measure of fun especially with the grands. Who knows what this Christmas will end up looking like though. Wishing you a beautiful day.

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  6. We put up the tree this weekend as well...and a little decor around the house. Just for the two of us to enjoy for now! Thanks for stopping by 'My Front Porch' and leaving a comment. It is so nice to meet a new-to-me blogger. Most of my blogging friends from years gone by are no longer blogging.

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    1. Judy, thank you for coming by. I enjoyed visiting "My Front Porch". Many of my blogging friends from years ago have stepped away from blogging and so I appreciate making new blog friends!

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