And all through my house . . . Nah, I’m not going to do that to you, but I am off and running this warm, balmy day after Christmas down here on the bayou. We didn’t decorate this year, so I leave all the tree un-trimming to all you festive folks who kept the traditions of the Christmas tree and accompanying garlands, wreaths, bells, and such.
The sad news is Blufloyd passed away last Saturday. He fought a good fight, but in the end, what he called “the big C word” won out. He will be remembered most for his coded comments, which no one could decipher without the Blufloyd Decoder Ring. Rest in peace, Blu, and I hope you catch ’em all up in Heaven.
The end of the year is approaching, and before I start waxing eloquent about what a challenging year it’s been, I’m taking pause to ask you all to take the time today between loosening your belt buckles and hefting boxes into the attic, to grab a beverage, slow down, and please tell me what YOU DID for Christmas this year.
I want to hear the traditional things, the creative things, the off-the-wall things, the special things, the sad things, the happy things. Things you saw. Things you heard. Things you read. Things you ate and drank.
I really, really do.
For now, I’m taking Miah to see “Into the Woods”, a musical he has had memorized since he was a tiny boy. He wore out the first DVD I bought him of it, starring Bernadette Peters as the witch. She was brilliant in that role. Anyway, I hope the cinematic version does it justice, and that Meryl Streep can hold a candle to Bernadette.
Be back later with a glass of vino or something similar to be entertained by all of you, I hope!