January 7, 2018

TWELFTH NIGHT


The Christmas Cat.

The night of the 5th or 6th was Twelfth Night, the night before Epiphany.  Tradition tells us that’s the day the three wise men visited the baby Jesus.  Here, many of our Portuguese neighbors take down their lights and tree on Twelfth Night.

I used to leave it up until G’s birthday…way at the end of January.  This year I am done….tho it’s fun, it’s dusty.  I’ll miss the fun and fuss around the house.  Instead of décor, the living room will boast draped and half done quilts.  Progress of a different kind.
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  • Himself:  Vastly better.  Needs no Dayquil to survive during the day.
  • Me, myself, and I:  Not looking forward to taking down the tree…all that dust.
  • Reading:  JA Jance.
  • Captain Poolie:  Still in the hospital in agony.  They need to fix her hip.
  • Gratitude’s:  That G get's better every day.


9 comments:

  1. Do you wear a mask to fend off dust. I keep thinking I should but I don't. I wonder why they are waiting on Poolie's hip. Surgery risky? Hugs to you and her and George.

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  2. When it's over, it's over. Love the little kitty.

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  3. We did really great taking it all down and packed away till next year in under 2 hours.

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  4. I thought it was a real cat, Mage. Very cute!

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  5. Your home always has such a halo of peace and style. You do have a talent for capturing that, dust or no dust. I tend to want it all put away right after New Years. Too lonely looking as family celebrates elsewhere and we go there.

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  6. We didn't get to put a tree up this year since we were in Maryland. However, it made clean up easy this year to prepare for the New Year. Granted, I'm still cleaning up for the New Year.

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  7. So very glad George is on the mend. Being sick is such a pain in so many ways. I'm glad we do a minimal Christmas decorating--easier to take down when the celebration is over. Sending positive thoughts that 2018 is a better year for us all. Blessings to you and G.

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  8. Sounds like a big improvement for George. Yea! I use to date a guy that kept his decorations up till April. Not sure lazy or just in the mood.

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  9. I take down on the 5th - the anniversary of Alastair's and my reunion. always when they are packed away I find something I've missed; this year the decoration's round the drawing room mirror.

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