Merry Christmas

Pepper Tree



Christmas Cookie Latte

Date Night


Lastnight, my own lovely lady and I, after sharing a pina colada and gettin’ caught in the rain, went to see the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast.  It was really cool, and it is truly amazing how much time and effort these talented artists put in!  Memorizing lines, songs, dances, for 2 1/2 hours is remarkable.  We benefit from their extremely hard work!  Anyway, it was really fun and way better than the VHS animated version I own.  And, I apologize if that one song is now stuck in your head…

Mele Kalikimaka

Bubble Lights

Bubble lights are my favorite Christmas lights.  I remember when I was little we had some of these and then you never saw them until a few years ago when they kind of made a come back as “cool”.  When my mom was alive, she was the kind of person that thought it was her responsibility to make Christmas happen, and I don’t mean just in our house, but world-wide! She shopped all year around for big gifts, small gifts, stocking stuffers, candy, and if you mentioned anything that you liked, no matter what time of year it was, you’d be sure to receive a package in the mail with that item(s) at Christmas, so I had to be careful of what I said.  I made the mistake one time of just casually mentioning that I liked Almond m&m’s…Wow! I didn’t know they came in that size…   One year, I slipped and mentioned that I saw some bubble lights like we had when I was little and wanted to get some but before I knew it, a box came with about 7 boxes of bubble lights in it!  We still have those lights and they are very special to us especially since they are full of memories. You find yourself getting lost in thoughts of people, family, Christmas past,  just gazing at them. I love the part of life how something can take you to a memory of childhood or some good moment.  We sincerely hope for new, great memories to be yours this week!