Thursday, December 26, 2019

This morning, after a quick workout at the Y, we drove up to Jamie’s for a Christmas visit with him and Noah and Ava. It was, for me, quite astonishing to walk into their ‘great room’, so beautifully decorated for the holiday season. The centerpiece was a huge blazing fire in their historic fireplace, with enormous logs lit up and letting warmth flow out out to fill the room, something Patch and Hogan obviously love.

Above the fireplace was this marvelous decoration, made solely by Jamie and the kids. I loved studying it carefully to appreciate the various colors and features.

Their Christmas tree, cut down from the forest on Jamie’s property, is an old-fashioned beauty, with many homemade ornaments from years past. (While I was admiring the tree, Patch – like I often am – was obviously grateful just to be close to Delycia.)

Then, we all took a walk at the Audubon Preserve, a wonderful way to end our happy Christmas visit.

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