It’s Gonna Be a BLUE Christmas

Hi . . . How are you?

I’m blue.

Well . . . at least my 2018 Christmas look is.

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Three factors determined our holiday decor this year.

  1. Low energy & ambition .
  2. Della
  3. Quick thrift trip

The last half of this year has been a circus of doctors, surgeons, hospitals and appointments, which has put energy levels, ambition and creativity on a constant roller coaster ride.  Things are much improved but still not up to par.

When Hubs began gathering the decoration bins, most sat unopened, as my mood quickly changed from excitement to exhaustion.  A peek at the ornament boxes revealed the blue, white and silver pieces on top, so that became our 2018 color scheme.

Holidays mean Hubs gladly allows me to do all of the decorating, especially the BIG tree.  Below is a look from past years.

The second obstacle this season is Della, our eight month puppy.

While still cute . . . not so small anymore.

She can only lay on top of that chair now.

So no big tree this time! Not yet grown out of her puppy personality (destructiveness).

The blues became official with a quick trip to a favorite thrift store, where ALL CHRISTMAS items happened to be 1/2 off.  Some great pieces, and so many in blue hues.

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So at home, a blue Christmas it is, which works quite well with the new accent color we’re using in our open dining/kitchen area.

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A small tree instead of the tall.

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Little vignettes on the tables . . .

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. . . and the wall

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Cabinet tops join in, with glass, trees, plates and tins.

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Our hutch is the place most fun.  Della can’t reach so it’s a safe one

Two nativity sets are always a go . . .

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. . .  it’s modern in the bedroom . . .

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and traditional on the piano.

With this Christmas of blue, my hopes are that you will enjoy this colorful season, too.  Have a wonderful holiday, stay safe and warm, and we’ll meet the new year together.

Merry Christmas from me and the Hubs 🙂

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Later – Cheryl

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Fabulous Fozzy Has Left The Room

        

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Goodbye, My Love

Yesterday began quite gray
Later the clouds had gone away
But my smile has gone too
And won’t return soon . . . because,
Our “Fabulous FOZZY” has Left The Room

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When Fozzy left any room . . . you always felt a void

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Because as you can see . . . he was a Very Big Boy.

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But lately he was easily tired,

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losing much of his pep and fire.

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Little Sister Gracie didn’t care.

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She snuggled and went with him everywhere.

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Most days he would wake me with a big paw thud on my head

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As if to say “Wake up and make the bed!”

Now that our fuzzy black knight is gone,
Gracie is with us to carry on.

So goodbye my love
our wonderful boy.

Thank you for filling our lives
with such joy.

I’ll miss you always . . . Love, Mom

Our gratitude and appreciation go to the
Princeton Veterinary clinic, Princeton, Minnesota
and all the wonderful. caring people there.
Thank you so very much.