Monday, December 13, 2021

Life Lately


A lot of Christmas prep is happening here and things really start to get busy this week with a gift exchange party, hosting a dinner party here, a lanai cocktail party and hosting a stop for the glow ride in our neighborhood.  

What else have I been doing?


The group I volunteer with always helps to decorate a city park and the past few years, I have been assigned to the official city tree.  The whole park comes together so beautifully and it is a lovely and festive spot to walk through during the holidays.  I included photos of the volunteer day and later, the park at night.

All the Christmas Lights

I can never get my fill of Christmas lights, so we went to dinner at a great spot in Sarasota where all of the palm trees (100’s) are wrapped with lights that are synchronized to Christmas music.  It really is beautiful to have dinner on an outdoor patio and just soak in the holiday atmosphere.  Florida style Christmas at it’s best.


Shetland is an all time favorite show of mine and I have been searching for a way to watch the new season.  Britbox was having a free trial, so I signed up and I have one episode to go, but am loving it and Jimmy Perez, Tosh and Sandy.  Shows where the location fit the storyline and the characters so well are my favorite.


Anyone else finished the new Outlander book Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone?  It’s the kind of book that is good, so you want to read fast, yet you don’t want it to end, so you try to slow down a bit.  Unfortunately, there will probably be at least another five years until the final book in the series (Book 10) is released.  Jamie and Claire are back home on Fraser’s Ridge and are struggling to keep the war from invading their peaceful family days.  It wouldn’t be Outlander if chaos did not find them.

Enjoying Florida in December

December weather in Florida can be unpredictable, but we have had a stretch of sunny and 80 degree days that have me enjoying the pool during the day and savoring the warm nights on the lanai.  I may see snow in Michigan at Christmas, but for now, I will take this slice of paradise.

Happy Monday!


  1. You are a busy lady! We drove around last night looking at the lights. It seems that there are a LOT more this year than we saw in Spokane,
    Enjoy your Christmas preparations.

  2. Wow, you have been a busy lady. Love the views and yes, the lights are sure special during Christmas 🎄. Enjoy you week ahead. Hugs.

    1. I always time my walks to when the lights in the neighborhood start to come on. So pretty!

  3. Looks like you are keeping busy as always..Beautiful decor..Have a Happy Holiday season..

  4. I keep thinking I don't have enough time to watch everything on my Acorn service but I'm really itching to get Britbox, too! Free trial, huh? Hmmm. The volunteering looks loads of fun. The decor is beautiful -- and the Sarasota palms are, too! So festive!

    1. I am obsessed with Christmas lights on palm trees. So pretty and so Florida.


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