Good morning, friends. Can you believe it’s the last Sunday of 2019? This year has certainly flown by quickly. Perhaps 2020 will be the year we all slow down and take time to appreciate all we have. Won’t you join me for a cup of tea or coffee, sit a while, and chat? 🙂
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: I’ll be taking some time off from blogging. Life has thrown another curve ball and I need to practice my catching skills. I will still be posting, albeit, sporadically, until things settle down. I hope you’ll still come by to visit, read some older posts, and enjoy the new ones, when they happen to pop up. I must also apologize for not visiting some of the blogs I follow. I’m just a bit overwhelmed right now, and need to re-evaluate my future. I know you understand.
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: Christmas Day was quiet, with just Lys, Neil & my Mom for dinner. The holidays aren’t what they used to be for me. I must sound like Scrooge, but with my health issues, things have become tougher to deal with. So instead of everyone at my house, like it used to be, I stick with immediate family only. Maybe, one day it will change. For now, it works for me.
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: it’s a short one this week. I hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday season, whichever one you’ve celebrated, and that 2020 is the year you hope it to be.
As for the week ahead:
If we were sipping tea, basking in the sun and talking I would tell you: I’m wishing you a very Happy New Year!! Here’s to 2020!!
Good morning, friends. Today is the last Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of Peace. Wouldn’t that be wonderful..a peaceful planet. Won’t you join me for a cup of tea or coffee, sit a while, and chat? 🙂
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: it’s officially Winter. It arrived at 11:19PM EST Saturday night. Based on the weather, I think Old Man Winter was a bit confused and didn’t realize it was still autumn when he dumped snow on us! I’m hoping for a mild winter. Do you get snow where you live?
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: I am still running about like a chicken without a head. I would imagine that to be quite an amusing look. LOL Speaking of amusing, we visited with Mom this week and I got to being a bit silly. This is Santa Me and that’s the top of Mom’s head at the bottom of the picture!
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: Alyssa and I did our first ever Facebook Live for our LuLaRoe business. We got such great feedback from everyone, and we had a blast doing it. So much so, we’re doing it again tonight! Oh, did I mention we got new inventory? Christmas everyday! Fun times ahead.
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: I journeyed out with Alyssa to walk little Ellie. She is such a sweetheart! Lys is really blessed with the pups she has charge of. They’re all great dogs. Here’s Ellie. How cute is that face!
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: I am almost done with my Christmas shopping. I tried to do it all in one day but that didn’t work out, so today, hopefully, I’ll be able to finish it up!
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: on Saturday, we went to see Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker. Great movie! If you’re hesitating to go see it, don’t! Besides, you get to munch on popcorn, candy and slurp a soda. A great package all wrapped up in spending time with my family. We’re all so busy these days, we rarely spend quality time together. Saturday was a real treat.
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: I love driving around my neighborhood, looking at all the beautiful decorations for the holidays. It’s a shame we can’t keep them up all year, (can you imagine the electric bills? lol), but I guess that’s why they’re so special. They’re only here for a short time.
As for the week ahead:
If we were sipping tea, basking in the sun and talking I would tell you: Christmas is coming!!! Only three sleeps away! May your day be merry and bright! Hanukkah begins tomorrow. Kwanzaa on the 26th. Let us all celebrate together. Merry Chrismahanukwanzakah!!
Good morning, friends. We’re another week closer to the end of 2019. I’m looking forward to 2020. I’ve always had better luck with even numbered years. I’m hoping 2020 is going to be my year! Won’t you join me for a cup of tea or coffee, sit a while, and tell me what your hopes and dreams are for next year? 🙂 If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: my week was a hectic one, but I finished what I needed to do, thanks to hubby & Lys helping out. Most of you know I suffer from anxiety, and it was full bloom these past few weeks. But I made it through, with only a slight meltdown. I think I’ll pat myself on the back for that. All I can say is PHEW!
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: I decorated the house, but not like I used to. No big tree. Instead I have two smaller, fiber optic ones. My nativity was made by my son’s girlfriend, for my husband, who loves the minions. I actually keep it out all year because it makes me smile. I think it will make you smile, too!
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: we got to walk Darty on Friday. It was a cold, rainy day, and even Darty didn’t seem to like it. He was much happier in the house. We’ll be puppy sitting for an adorable puppy, Ellie, on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. I can’t wait. We’ve already had her here with us, and she’s a bundle of fluff!
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: the LuLaRoe launch was fun! We have another round of it today, at 3PM. If you’re interested, you can catch us live on Facebook on Monday night at 8PM EST. The clothing is beautiful, and there are styles for the men, too!! Please join our group page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoedorindaduclos/ and you can register at https://dorindaduclos.lularoebless.com/CustomerRegistration You’ll need to do that if you plan to purchase any items. I hope you’ll give it a look. I’ll bet you’ll fall in love! ❤
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: today is a special day at church. It’s a memorial service for a beautiful woman who passed one year ago. Gerry was a unique person, with so much love to give. She was a blessing to all, and especially Alyssa. She always told her she should be in fashion, and now she is. So I know Gerry is watching over both of us. It is also Fellowship Day, so we will be remembering Gerry during service and celebrating her during Fellowship. I know it will be a very emotional day for her family, and all, who miss her dearly.
If we were sipping tea and talking I would tell you: if you missed it, the post featuring the photos from the Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor, can be viewed HERE. Please enjoy! It was beautifully decorated and very festive. 🙂
As for the week ahead:
If we were sipping tea, basking in the sun and talking I would tell you: after Monday, I will be slowing down a bit. I need to remember to take care of me, too. I hope you’ll all remember to take care of yourself, too. ❤
If we were sipping tea, basking in the sun and talking I would tell you: Christmas is a mere 10 days away. Tell me, did you make Santa’s naughty or nice list? I think you made the nice list, especially if you’ve indulged me, and read this far!!
If we were sipping tea, basking in the sun and talking I would tell you: it’s off to church I go! Gerry, Fellowship & LuLaRoe! A full day for sure! Until next time, be well, and have a blessed week, my friends! ❤
Who would have thought I’d ever reach this milestone? Certainly not me, but I am so grateful to all of you. You’ve stayed with me through my ups and downs, and my absences, never leaving me behind. I can’t thank you enough for that.
Today, when I logged into WordPress, I discovered I had over 300,000 views!!! Over 102,000 visitors and 4,232 followers! I am overwhelmed by these numbers.
Thank you, so very much, all of you, for accepting me into your blogging families, and your lives. I’m on Cloud 9 right now. ❤