It’s the end of another year, and I find myself sitting here at loose ends–so many things I should have gotten done in 2011 and did not, for whatever reasons. As time goes, it’s just another Saturday, but the fact that it’s the last Saturday of the year puts an undue pressure on me to get up and get something done. I started on Chapter 10 of the Adventures of Bayou Woman, but it’s not flowing, so I know it’s not the time to start a new chapter.
Maybe it’s time to end an old chapter? An old chapter. Can you imagine that our old home, dank, dingy and smelling like old wet socks still sits there awaiting demolition? It’s been over a year since we’ve moved into the new house, yet I still haven’t gotten everything out of it that I want to keep.
So, here’s the deal. If you are in the scrap and salvage business and want to bring your truck down here, or if you’re just looking for some way to help a gal out, I’ll work a swap with you. In exchange for helping me remove a few items from the old house, I will let you have everything else you want–including aluminum siding, wiring, bathroom fixtures, light fixtures–just about anything you can salvage. How’s that for a New Year offer?
Back to today. I’m restless, but since I’ve just finished uploading all the holiday photos from memory card to computer, I think I’ll just share a holiday photo album with you. I know all of you have your own wonderful holiday memories to cherish, but as I grow older, and for some reason especially this year, I feel an urgency to have my children near to me and share with them stories from their pasts.
You all have a history–some you want to share and some you might not ever want to resurrect. Regardless, we are here in this space and time, and writing this blog that enables me to connect with so many of God’s amazing creations is a blessing beyond measure.
This year we had two Christmases–one the morning of with the two youngest sons who still live at home, and the other BIG one on the 29th, when the adult children and their significant others could be here.
Now, from our bayou home to yours, Christmas on the Bayou – 2011.
~~ A few of our favorite things ~~
December 29th, 2011
Sweet Potato Pie
Spicy Oyster Crackers
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Some of the Christmas Goodies
Dance Central Competition
We had a wonderful time of sharing old stories, laughing, eating, making merry, dancing, opening gifts, and generally passing a good time.
If your family gatherings were just an inkling of ours, then I know you passed a good time, mon amis.
With wishes for blessings abundant for you and yours in 2012,