I'm beginning to wish we had a spray of evergreen to scent the air or a wreath to hang on the shower head or something a bit seasonal to lighten our atmosphere, but we've decided it is not to be unless I get to feeling better and indulge in a decoration or two from Trader Joe's, in opposition to our decision to restrain our holiday excitement. I really dislike having to be "grown-up" and sensible. Something in me is yearning to do something wild and crazy, but a lack of stamina disallows it, at least for the moment.
Since our illnesses were diagnosed, I've been lax about keeping up on the Manor photo album, but I took Mr. Bob's photos from last night and worked up several pages, struck by how festive a color red really is. Working with it actually brightened my mood somewhat. I need to work on an attitude adjustment and I'll do it right after I put my face on for the day (Mr. Bob sometimes advises me to "make it a happy face". We'll see what today brings.)
|This couple is not very happy to be in this living arrangement and they looked nearly happy last evening!|
|Ernie and her visiting daughter enjoy a Christmas nibble.|
|Carolers, borrowed from the Tam O' Shanter (or Shanty Lanterns) for the occasion........|
|Ms. Jane and Ms. Mary, inseparable pals, diligently look after each other.|
|Mr. Tom suffered a stroke and can communicate better without speech than many a wordy person. He conveys when he's happy to see you.|
"Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home."