365 Challenge- Day Feb #7 – My View

Day Feb #7 – My View

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This is the view from my office window in my house.

These lights have been hanging in this tree since the day we bought our house.

12 years ago.

I have no reasonable explanation as to why we never took them down.

They don’t work. They haven’t since we moved in.

They have never actually been plugged into anything from what we could tell.

They just hang there.

Sometimes I don’t even “see them” any more.

My view differs from my husband’s.

I have always felt that they should come down.

He thinks that they aren’t hurting anything so why bother.

So , they continue to just hang there.

For 12 years.

Check back in 12 years, they’ll probably still be there.

My view.

Day Feb #7- My View.

 

The Return of Hope

“Entertain great hopes” ~ Robert Frost

1hopeI’m back!

Hoping to return to our regularly scheduled blogging as soon as am physically able. Will know if treatment worked within a week or so.

In the meantime, I didn’t want to be forgotten. – so here’s a short story .

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I always preferred white lights at the Holidays. Thought they were so classic. So clean.

Then, when Nick was about 3 or 4 , he told us that he thought Santa couldn’t find your house unless you had decorated with red lights. You know, to match Rudolph’s nose. So, like every good parent would, we proudly decorated our house inside and out in nothing but hundreds of  red lights. So Santa could find us. ( and prayed every night that no one thought that they were in Amsterdam.) Nick would look out the window  nightly to make sure that “Rudolph’s noses” were on. He was hopeful. We still don’t know where he got that idea, but it certainly has come to be one of our favorites.

We continued that tradition for quite a few years.

We’ve graduated to all colors now, but that is a story that will stay with our family forever. How we joked about our own little Red Light District  and if our toddler would only know what we were doing to appease him.

I suppose those are some of my favorite parts of Christmas.

The traditions, the stories, the families the love, and yes, the hope.

The sparkly snowflake

Wishing a very special friend of mine the best of birthdays today! ❤