Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sixty and Single - A Holiday Vignette

by Hannah Reed/Deb Baker

In March, as some of you might remember from this post, I left the Wisconsin family home in the country where my now-ex and I had raised our children, and I moved to a small but vibrant city not too far away. What a change from turkeys and deer in the backyard framed by a woodland of maples and pines to sidewalks and hustle and bustle and store fronts! But, amazingly, I am loving it!

The festive season is underway right outside my front door with weekend candle lit caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides, snowflakes whisking through the air, and brightly colored lights. And of course, the community tree lighting last Friday. On that special night, Santa even paid us a visit along with his helpers and reindeer.

 I 'shot' this picture with my new camera, the one many of you helped me pick out with your comments to my which-one-to-buy post. Just so you know, The Chicks love and really appreciate comments:)

The  last eight months I've had my ups and downs, but haven't we all? That's life, and what's important is how we respond to the challenges. To paraphrase the Rolling Stones, we might not get everything we want, but we get what we need.

What are some of your special seasonal favorites? Those small things that make the season great?