Home for the Holidays

A wonderful Thanksgiving meal, friendship, and fun has come and gone. How it happened so quickly is beyond me. An entire month disappeared without so much as a blink of an eye.
Since the food coma passed, I have been decorating for Christmas in the house, and amazingly enough, things are fitting in nicely. It certainly gives the new place a homey feel seeing the familiar decorations and ornaments from years past. Such memories! My best friend was here visiting, so we put up the tree and wound garland around the staircase railing together. I’ve decided one should always have friends, music and laughter when decorating for the holidays. Walking down the street for the mail a bit ago, more neighbors were putting up lights. Soon the block will be a sea of twinkling lights. How fun.
We played ping-pong for an hour last night. Think that’s a sissy sport? No way. We were exhausted and in bed at nine o’clock. Our record was 108 volleys. After that, we couldn’t do twenty. My eyes burned and counting was a challenge. It might have been easier, I suppose, if so much laughter hadn’t gotten in the way.
For two days, warm Chinook winds have been howling. I know there is something cold coming behind it. The last of the dry, brown leaves are blowing around the neighborhood, bunching up in the corners of porches, looking for respite from the relentless breeze. No wonder we decorate inside our houses this time of year.
On to the next holiday. Each one builds a memory in the new home, which in turn, makes it seem more like home. I want no other gift this year, than to feel at home for the holidays.

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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2 Responses to Home for the Holidays

  1. Gudrun McCollum says:

    We had so much fun and the time just flew by …ready for the next ping pong match!?

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