Dec 1, 2023

New Month ~ December 1st

Ah, December… our last chance to make 
the best of the year.  December is the perfect time 
of year for reflecting and setting intentions...

December, a month of lights, snow, coziness, and
 feasts; time to make amends and tie up loose ends; finish 
what you started and make your wishes come true. Here in 
Florida it's sure the best place to be weatherwise. This is
 life at the beach.  More specifically Fort Myers Beach.

It's the last month of the year, and for very evident reason, everyone
 loves it! December has a lot to offer – it's the time for year-end 
celebrations, vacations, family-time, exchanging gifts and the
 time for new promises and embarking on new journeys!

I feel Christmas in the air, and as I always say, Christmas is my 
favorite time of the year.  Still trying to get Arvid into the spirit but 
difficult.  The only time I saw him liking Christmas was when we 
lived in Puerto Rico.  We were at my sisters, and Arvid was helping
 Kimsy put up the Christmas lights.  He was actually laughing and
 having a good time.  Puerto Rico was an amazing time for us.

Every year my sister Rima and family go the day after Thanksgiving 
and cut their own Christmas tree.  This year was no exception.  I love the
 smell of a real tree.  Fake ones are pretty, but still fake.  We tried once
 when we had Brutus to have a real tree.  Didn't work.  The tree became a
 "problem" since then we do not put out anything that might be considered 
dangerous to Sniff.  Below Rima's tree waiting to be decorated 🎄

We do not do that much for Christmas unless of course my
 family is visiting, but I love Christmas and I still have the best 
memories of it growing up in Puerto Rico.  My parents always had 
a real tree. We all did a little to make it the best tree every year.

May every day in December be filled with hope, love, 
sunshine, and energy. Let there be joy, fun, and laughter.

The other day I came across some pictures of Brutus
 from 2010.   It took me back to that time and how I missed 
him then.  Brutus, I'll miss you for the rest of my life.

You will always be my baby Brutus. Some days I just sit and remember.

December is a simple wish that brings spectacular moments.