Hello again! I hope you and those you love are well and reasonably content, even happy! However, I realize that may not be the case for many. Just because some love the season and all that it entails doesn’t mean that if you don’t feel that joy you need to feel guilty or you should beat yourself up over those feelings that you have. There may be reasons why Christmas is not a happy time for you. Whatever the reason it is valid and okay to feel the way you do. I remember times gone by when the death of loved ones made it impossible for me to enjoy December for several years in a row. There may be obligations and expectations that ruin it for you. Not all families enjoy each other’s company. The reasons are many. It’s okay to feel the way you do. You are not alone.❤️

I am still coughing and feeling under the weather. I’m not sure getting together with family for Christmas Day is going to happen. We shall see. One can hope and pray. 

Himself, aka Roger, is out of the house and I really should be wrapping his gifts. Yesterday was my monthly eye injection. The first time using my car since the last appt at Will's Eye Institute. It would not start! We ended up going in Roger's old jeep. Later my Impala was towed to the dealership. We just paid the last payment on it this month. So, now I have a dead electric chair and a dead car.πŸ™ƒ

 THE GOOD NEWS IS…we are not under the restrictions we had last year at this time!! I wish you all a blessed Christmas and beyond! Much bloggy love...πŸ’•

I finally finished the tree and am happy about how it looks in the evening with the lights shining. 🌟


  1. Thank you so much for this blog post as it rings so true for me. I hope you feel better soon and what a nuisance to have both your electric chair and car give up on you. I love that cartoon as it's so true, my young pup isn't a year old yet and she gives me so many puppy kisses. Take care lovely lady and wishing you a very Happy Christmas x

  2. There's so many expectations heaped on us at this time of year, yet you're right, we may not be feeling in the Christmas spirit ourselves for any number of reasons and that's okay. Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas.

  3. Merry Christmas: Your tree is beautiful.
    It does seem to be a stressful time of year for many.
    I hope you are back to good health soon.

    Merry Christmas

  4. A good post. Hugs to you, Susan. I can imagine you have a lot of emotions this holiday. And feeling poorly sure doesn't help. Sunday was the one-year anniversary of my brother's passing. It's been a hard year, and while I do feel a sense of joy over this holiday season, I also feel the pull of grief. I look forward to a new year. I hope 2022 is good to you and yours.

  5. Such a beautiful tree. I hope you aren’t sick for Christmas! Take care.

  6. That is a beautiful tree.
    Sending my good wishes, and wishing you a Happy Christmas.

    All the best Jan

  7. The holidays are not the happy and joyful times we would like them to be, just like in some old films. Many of us do feel a sense of sadness and for me, as for yourself, it's that my mother is no longer here. It's also sadder as she passed 3 days before Christmas. I hope that you and Roger are able to enjoy a peaceful Christmas and that you will be feeling better soon. It's a bummer to have you chair and car both in need of repairs. Here's hoping for a better2022 for all.

  8. Very pretty tree, sure hope you feel better soon! Happy Christmas!

  9. I agree. That is a very pretty tree indeed. I just wanted to stop by and wish you a joyful and safe Christmas.

  10. That tree is beautiful...I don't know why I was so slow coming. I enjoy your posts so much. I hope your car is fixed by now. It seems like it is always something. I am going back to see if I missed something about a dead chair. I hope it is fixed, too.


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