Saturday, 24 December 2016

Twas the day before Christmas

Being Christmas Eve we busied ourselves with all of the things that needed to be done in anticipation of Christmas.  Although we will be celebrating by ourselves this year we still feel the need for a turkey dinner and of course we will exchange gifts.  OH GIFTS!!!  I had to head into town real quick to pick out the most perfect gift for Sue.  It is Christmas Eve and the stores are only open until 6 p.m. so I had better hurry.

On the way to town I noticed this neat helicopter at the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars).  Most VFW's and Legions have some sort of Military paraphernalia that has been donated and mounted as a memorial out front.

Well just to let you know that I made it in time and Christmas has been saved!!!  Now to do the wrapping.  Most years our daughter Karalee has done most of my wrapping for me.  She is the wrapper supreme of our family, so I will miss her this year as I do my own.  I forgot bows so had to improvise.

Tin foil to the rescue.
Although it was a foggy day today the temperature was still quite nice for a couple hours in the afternoon so we sat outside for a bit.  Without reading further, tell me what is odd about the picture below.

For all of you RV'ers  that voltage looks a little high eh??? That is because we were running the generator at the time but good on you for noticing.

We have a lovely spot on the beach and are really enjoying it.

Here is our Christmas message for everyone written in the sand.  Merry Christmas.

Twas the Days Before Christmas

Twas the days before Christmas, we're all going nuts;
With so much to do, there's no ifs, ands or buts.
Buy presents, hang tree lights, pop cards in the mail,
Send gift packs, thread popcorn, find turkeys on sale.
Decorations need stringing up all through the house.
And you haven't a clue what to buy for your spouse.
School concerts, receptions, open houses with friends,
Long lineups, short tempers, tying up the loose ends.
With all our mad dashing, we're reeling from shock;
Let's stop for a minute and really take stock.
It's crassly commercial, the cynical say;
If that's true, that our fault-it's us and not they.
Take time for yourself-though hard as that seemsEnjoy your kids' laughter, excitement and dreams.
Take a moment out now, don't get overly riled,
Instead make an angel in snow with your child.
The shortbread can wait, and so can the tree;
What's important to feel is a child's sense of glee.
The holidays aren't about push, rush and shove;
They're for friendship and sharing and family love.
Hear the bells, feel the warmth, light up with the glow
Of a message first sent to us so long ago:
Peace, love and goodwill, and hope burning bright.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


  1. Merry Christmas, from the desert. We have enough solar to take care of our batteries no problem.
    nice bow

  2. Merry Christmas to You, Sue and your Family wherever they may be.

    It's about time.

  3. Merry Christmas, this is Dennis I parked next to you. It was a pleasure meeting you and Sue today. I was walking this evening and was impressed with your message in the sand. You write better with a stick in the sand then I do with a pen and paper.


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