My wonderful loving husband worked last night. This morning he stopped to get a few things for me. I have to say he is so grand. He treats me so well. I am so happy. I find I am happy and content in ways that grow deeper every day. Ron and I are closer every day. It stuns me that after 26 + years we are still so deeply in love. Best wishes to all. Hugs
I love animals. These are so cute. I found them on this post https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/friday-fennec-fox-ftw/ and I thank Jerry for the joy these fast little critters gave me. Hugs
I am burning one of the candles I made and it melted down into a weird and wonderful shape. I thought I would practice my photography using it. I took some with the flash on, and some with the flash off. Hope you enjoy them. Hugs
We have a grand friend who is supremely talented and creative. He has a wonderful way of making things. He made me a cane and toy box for me, and he carved a plaque for Ron and I on our Marriage. Today is the anniversary of our legal marriage and he sent us these awesome handmade gifts. I don’t know how he does these intricate pieces. He must have the world’s steadiest hands and the deepest level of patients. Please note the dragon box that we can put an LED light in. Those dragons are carved out of the piece of wood that surrounds them. They are not cut out and glued in, he did them from one piece. The same for the ornaments. I am stunned at such a great gift. I would have ruined so much wood trying to even get part of them correct. Our friend has skill. Hugs
As I said before the whole delight of Christmas for me is the lights and decorations. This year Ron was forced to scale our outside display back some. But here is a few pictures he just brought me. One thing everyone needs to understand , I can not hardly stand and can not set up these things. The entire inside and outside decorations are done by Ron for me. Hugs
I love the displays at christmas. I love the lights. I love the decorations. I really don’t care about presents as I never really got much, and if it was anything good it was taken away. I do love the lights and displays as the people I grew up with went all out. They won yearly awards for the displays they put up. Seems that they wanted the world to see how great they were, and so maybe they could hide the ugliness underneath. Ron grew up in a large family of love and so christmas is special to him.
When ron came to realize what the season meant to me and what I took the joy in, he switched from trying to give me presents to making the displays as wonderful as possible. Even when money was short he made it grand. No matter if we had a large home or when we lived in the RV he made sure it was decorated up. Today that is what is most important to me. I need no presents , even though I know he buys a few small things for me, because throughout the year if I want something , he gets it for me if he can. The same as I do him. I would rather have what we want or need when we need or want it than wait a whole year to get it after we no longer care or the need has passed. But the displays are always appreciated and wonderful.
Ron and I like nontraditional ornaments. We often took trips to places where we could go to christmas shops to get the unusual or offbeat ornaments. One of the greatest joys of our repeated trips to Busch Gardens theme park was to stop on the way out at the christmas shop and get a few ornaments for the next display. Ron started setting all his stuff up right after thanksgiving but I wanted to get all the ornaments and things before posting his tree. This really is Ron’s post. His tree. James came to me and said ” Ron really is proud of his tree” and I replied ” he deserves to be!” I had ron take the photos as it is his tree and he deserves the credit. He thought I should do it as he thinks I take them better. I wanted this to be his, his moment to shine, his total triumph. So we went over the pictures together and some we got rid of. Some we kept. Some are a bit blurry because Ron shakes a bit, but he did a great job trying hard to keep still. Some we couldn’t get because they have globes around them that reflected every try to make them come out right. This is just the tree, I will post the small display he did this year on the outside another time. One year he did the whole yard for me, but this year he scaled it back as I can’t really go out much to see it. So here is the wonderful tree my loving grand husband put up for me. Two things I should mention. We always try to get an ornament to represent the four legged tailed friends who have come into our lives, so that is the cat pictures and a few that represent what the meant to us not what they looked like. We couldn’t find our greyhound ornament to show the greyhound we rescued. Second all ornaments on the bottom and most on the first layer are made of materials that the cats can play with and not get hurt. And they do. We started this because if you see the black and white cat with wings ornament, that is George, a cat we rescued and he would every night take all the ornaments off the lower levels pile them up under the tree in a nice pile, in the morning Ron would go and put then all back. Then the next night it would happen all over again. Wonderful memories. To see the pictures full size click on them. Loves and Hugs
I was distressed earlier, and so rather than bother you with that I leave you with this great song. Many hugs