This past week seemingly flew by, as so many have lately.
What did I accomplish? I guess I did some reading; I even reviewed the notes from the Beta reader for Defining Moments; and I did a little Christmas decorating.
Last weekend’s get-together with family left me nostalgic, though; as I unpacked the decorations, my thoughts took me to the moments when I had collected each item.
Many of them I acquired during recent years, but there was that one Santa sleigh that I have had since the 1980s, when my kids were young, and we were living in that cute little apartment surrounded by wicker.
Here’s a shot of the kids, amongst the wicker:
That shot, of course, was not taken during the Christmas season.
Do you ever think about the clothes, decor, and other remnants of a particular time in your life? Sometimes I even wonder what possessed us to dress or decorate that way. But those were the times.
Then, I guess, we thought it was cool.
I drove a little VW Bug back then, and recall stashing many a “find” in the car and driving home. Sometimes with the ends sticking out the side windows.
We probably couldn’t get away with something like that now!
I am trying to stay in the moment, though, and enjoy the life that surrounds me now. Like grandchildren. Here’s a shot taken just last weekend.
Does the holiday season stir up memories for you? What do you like to remember, laugh about, or even sigh about?