You’ve heard of the term ‘heartstrings’, right? The dictionary says ‘one’s heartstrings‘ is a term used in reference to one’s deepest feelings of love or compassion. I’m a very visual person — so I believe my eyes are connected to my heartstrings. I see something, and my heart comes to life. Remembering all the wonderful….about that moment, that person…..oh yes – my heartstrings are l.i.v.e. w.i.r.e.s.!
So you see — my mind is LOCKED on two things. #1 Erin is coming home from Dublin tomorrow! YAY!! and #2 We will decorate the Christmas Tree tomorrow! YAY again!
A silly thing that I’m thinking about. Some time-honored traditions from the past are hard to find in these modern times. Example: Tinsel. Yea, tinsel! I LOVE TINSEL! My mom would let us kids just DRAPE the tree in tinsel. That thing could stop traffic, it was so shiny.
One of my a.b.s.o.l.u.t.e.l.y. favorite things — is decorating the Christmas Tree. Oh, it’s the best! It’s wonderful! It’s fun! I love LOVE L.O.V.E looking at all the ornaments and telling the stories about where they came from, and why, and who, and ahhh….it’s just perfect! <3
We are waiting this year – until Erin comes home from Dublin – to decorate the tree. So the boxes are still in the basement, waiting, waiting, waiting. And I’m upstairs, in the house, waiting, waiting….waiting! Then all of a sudden, in a kitchen cabinet, I find this adorable blue box.
Have you ever received something WONDERFUL….but then forgotten?
This happened to me, today. Just when I needed it.
Our Erin has been in Dublin since September 1st — starting her college career in an atypical – yet wonderful – way. Yesterday, Erin and a parade of other Dubliners, participated in an annual fundraising event — THE POLAR PLUNGE!