This year we tried to do something different, be on the road south before Christmas heading for the sunnier south; we barely did so. I was too busy with too many activities yet again including a hair appointment December 16th which I could not miss. Well, so then we could leave the 17th? Nope, again, I was too hectic. I thought not decorating our home as we would not be there would add all sorts of time, but not so. I tried to set up small decor to travel along, such as our small tinsel tree, but left hose behind in my skeltered readying. I did miss getting out some decor that I only see once a year, a and although I do far less than the displays I used to put out in the past. If the 2nd market ever returns I have a massive collection of exquisite and pricey decor to sell, but for now they reside in the closet until this time of year. I found that the limited shopping I do, gift wrapping, mailing with all those 80 some Christmas cards we send consumes lots of time and continuing my physical activities all morning at the Y consumes hours in my day.
|Cardinal in a pear tree this morning a red |
splash on my walk toward the beach.
This holiday on the road enhances my independent perspective, and gratitude for what we do have, health and comfort to travel and reason to do so--curiosity. So far, we have driven 1209 miles in 19 hours and 45 minutes driving time, spent $627.26 for diesel fuel.
|The local Christmas stork at the conservancy marsh|