Wednesday, December 2, 2020

A DECEMBER IWSG_HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


 Hi Everone!

Sorry I am posting so late. I just realized it is the first of the first Wednesday of the month. Thanks to Alex and all the IWSG hosts, we are able to catch up and air our anxieties and share our advice to others as well. If you would like to join, please click on the site and sign up!


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Even in these troubled times, I was able to have a few friends over. I had two tables separated by twelve feet and one family was at one and the other was with me and a few close friends. It was a cool day, but we managed to enjoy ourselves with throws and the help of an outdoor heater. One of my friends said it was one of the best Thanksgivings she had ever had. It was a wonderful day and it was nice to have some normalcy.

For the past few months, I have been deligently working on the exterior of my house. I tried several times to sit down and write, but with such limited time to finish before winter set in, I felt it was more important to spent my time away from writing. But now that the holidays are upon us, I will have time to write. YAY. This week I plan to finish putting up the Christmas decorations. Trying to stage a 2400 sq ft house plus the huge front porch is quite the challenge. For the first time in my life, I have a large enough space to actually put out ALL my decorations. And believe me, there are TONS. I can actually open up my own Christmas shop. I have four trees to decorate, a fireplace hearth, LR, DR, and kitchen... not to mention the entry and staircase. I have about half done, and I hope to complete the rest by the end of the weekend. THEN, and only then, can I work on my writing in between baking. Even though I don't foresee anyone spending Christmas Eve or Day with me, I hope to have an outdoor cocktail party for about eight people out on the front porch. I will be enclosing the porch with heavey canvas, and there will be a patio heater, so it should be warm enough with our coats on. I will have a real tree decorated out there, so it will look quite festive. The porch is such a wonderful space because of it's size. I'll post a pic on how I set it up for Thanksgiving.

I want to wish all of you a SAFE and HEATHY Holiday season. Please be careful in your travels and gatherings. We are not though this pandemic yet. Holidays can still be special with the proper planning. 

Sending you all a huge HUG and PRAYERS for you happiness and safety.











         

11 comments:

  1. I hope you'll post photos of the decorations. You host cautious gatherings, which is wise.

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. You have a lot of room! Plenty to host outdoor parties safely. Glad you are able to all-out decorate now. We do want to see pictures.
    Merry Christmas, Michael!

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  3. That's great you feel like you can host small parties safely. Love the pictures of your house.

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  4. That's wonderful you can host people outside. We've been doing it since summer on our new patio and have friends coming over Saturday. I think that is a wonderful way to share your new place.

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  5. How wonderful! All of it! Ooo, Christmas will be all over your place! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Hi Michael - well that looks delightful - enjoy the decorations - equally so pleased you had a happy Thanksgiving family time ... sounds excellent. All the best - Hilary

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  7. Hi Michael - well that looks delightful - enjoy the decorations - equally so pleased you had a happy Thanksgiving family time ... sounds excellent. All the best - Hilary

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  8. I want to see pictures of your decorations. I love decorations this time of year.

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  9. Michael, your Thanksgiving sounded awesome. You're really enjoying your home, aren't you? I've taken to decorating just the living room these days and the staircase. Have a happy Christmas and New Year! Stay safe and well.

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  10. Oh, wow, I wish I could come over! I love the idea of staging Christmas decorations, can't wait to see your before and after photos! Also a good idea to take a step back from writing sometimes, hope that leads you to fresh ideas. Diana Gabaldon (I think it was her?) has called it filling the well, when you go off and read and do other things that later lead to storywriting.

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  11. Your home sounds like it is and will be wondrous.

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