Hubby and I have been hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas for many years. This past Thanksgiving was all we could to to get it done. It's time for us to step down and let the younger folks host these events. Christmas will be our last family get together. If we are going to celebrate the holidays together then we need to find a different way to accomplish that. We knew this time would come and it has arrived.
The weather here has been very, very cold. We call it boat cold. That's when you are on your boat and you just can't quite get the boat warm enough and you are just cold. Everything is just cold. It's been freezing here for numerous days. I'll be glad when that cold front from Canada moves on.
All my christmas shopping is done. The only thing we have left is grocery shopping. It's good to be done. Most all the gifts are for our great grand-baby Audi. She'll be three right after Christmas. We got her both Christmas gifts and a big birthday gift. She's talking up a storm too and as cute as ever.
Our yacht club will be celebrating 50 years in existence next year and there's a big party being planned at Benicia Yacht Club. I'm in charge of the invites and the collection of monies. I love helping out with this as there are many hands in getting everything done. That way it's not left to just a couple of folks. The invitations were done by our buddy, Duffy, who is a very creative person, with lots of contacts on getting things done right.
We didn't put a Christmas tree up this year and have also decided not to put the big one up anymore (just over 9 feet). Perhaps next year I'll find a small one that we both can handle. I've tons of decorations and I'm going to have to give all that stuff away. Well I'll save enough for a little tree. You see our days of climbing around on ladders is over too. We both have decided to embrace this change.
Everyone have a fabulous day and if you are in a place that's warm (Empress Bee) then good for you. If you are freezing like we are then please stay warm. Remember your pets and keep them inside with you too.