Hi Friends! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in three weeks, and my only excuse is that it’s been a very BUSY three weeks. I bet yours has been too!
Thanksgiving has come and gone – and I’m so hoping yours was as special as ours. Along with the holiday, it seems almost every day has been filled with something “extra” to do. November and December are when Ted and I have all our annual doctor appointments. In the last few weeks we’ve seen gastrologists, pulmonologists, dermatologists, and opthalmologists – and we still have dentists (would that be a toothologist?) and our regular annual physicals to go. Sometimes I long for the days when we would see one doctor, and he/she could mostly take care of everything in one office visit. I’m learning though (as we begin to see more candles on our cakes) that it sometimes takes more “sleuthing” to figure out all is well. And – so far – everything is good in the Horton health test marathon this year!
After all the “windy” weather we had the first part of November, Florida has now become the land of sunshine . . . . and warm weather! I don’t think I will ever get used to Thanksgivings in the 70s, and probably the same for Christmas. There’s just something weird about wearing shorts and flip flops in December. I’m not complaining (much) – just saying it’s weird.
I know most of you keep up with Mackinac through Facebook and Instragram just like I do, but I’m hoping to post a few pics below you might have missed – along with a few from here in Florida that might not have made it to my Facebook page yet.
It must not have been very cold in 2015 either. No coat or gloves?
I know! I’ve got that scarf around my neck, but my sweater and corduroy pants must have been all I needed. I’m sure it got chillier at night!
So great to read your Blog again!
I see you had a lot to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving!
The pics from Mackinac are awesome! Thank you. Enjoy your warm Christmas. Maybe Santa will believe you and there will be presents under your Christmas tree. 🎄❤️
Hope so! Merry Christmas to you and Mike!
Thanks for including Maple and Woody in this week’s blog! Maple told me to tell Bodie hi and happy holidays!!
We were seriously thinking of going to the island for the tree lighting, but it was not meant to be :(. I can’t believe they don’t have snow yet! I really wouldn’t mind having your weather for Christmas BUT I kinda think I would miss the snow. We haven’t had any of that either yet so….
Yep. Snow would have made it perfect!
Good to read your post and know that all is well and you had a special Thanksgiving. These past few weeks have come and gone so quickly. Enjoy this most wonderful time of the year!
Always so good to hear from you about Up North and Florida! Hope your holidays are love-filled and peaceful. Oh, and the food all yummy!
The airport photo of your grandson is priceless! Sounds like you had some rich family gatherings, which is fantastic. Also fantastic are your & Ted’s doctor reports. Yay! Your Christmas decorations are lovely- especially the unique white tree!
Thanks, Faith. I picked that tree up from a garden shop the first year we were here. They were about to throw it out (had been using it as a display for ornaments and jewelry during Christmas). It’s a little raggedy around the edges but it’s been a great downstairs tree for seven years now!
Wow, what a need story!
Thank you for sharing! It is a good thing to have the family all around us! Who is that little blonde cutie in the front row of the larger family photo?
That would be Dempsey!