This week I had Monday off for Remembrance Day
and after watching the memorial service from Ottawa
on TV I spent part of the afternoon packing up all of
the Fall decorations plus stowing away the rest of the
nick knacks that are usually out throughout most of the
year, all to make room for the Christmas decorations
that we're putting out this weekend.
Every year my friend Darlene comes for the weekend
that we consider the official beginning of the Christmas
season. You see this is the weekend that Santa comes
to town. He arrives in Georgetown tonight in a night
time parade and he arrives in Toronto tomorrow in the
109th annual Toronto Santa Claus parade.
We'll make busy like Santa's elves decorating the
trees and the house while Christmas music plays
on the stereo and egg nog cools in the fridge. DH's role
is to haul the boxes of decorations out of storage and
bring them upstairs for us. He'll also brings the tree
up and sets it up for us. Then he leaves us to get
It'll take Darlene and I all afternoon to decorate the
main tree and put most of the decorations around
the house. On Sunday we'll be decorating the
small tree and putting the finishing touches all over.
Tonight we'll head to the pub for dinner and some
We've had some fairly chilly weather at times this
week ... cold enough to force me to dig out my
long johns and my warmer scarf and mitts. I walk
a lot around town and getting from point A to point
B can be unpleasant when your legs are freezing.
It's times like that (Tuesday night - walking home from
Loblaws - freezing) that inspires memories of the past
summer and some of the fun things that we did ... in
the warm weather. Sigh. Such as when we went on a
dinner cruise around Toronto Island and Toronto
harbour in August. The cruise was arranged by DH's
work and we had a fabulous time. The above picture
is of the boat that we sailed on.
And here is DH and I on board the ship as it made
it's way around the Toronto Islands. The cruise
ship left the dock around 6:30 and we got back to
our starting point at 10:30.
This picture was taken at Crawford Lake
Conservation area ... also in August.
I am missing green, growing things
already. But soon Christmas lights
and decorations will be popping up,
and some can even be seen in some store
front windows right now, and that will
help a bit.
This is a short post this week because of
time constraints due to the start of all of the
traditional Christmas decorating which
will be followed by the traditional vacuuming
of all of the Christmas glitter and dust coming off
of the ornaments and the boxes that they've
been stored in all year.
Let the season begin!!!!