Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Countdown to Christmas - 1 Day to Go

Here is the poem my husband wrote to accompany our Christmas cards this year.

A walk on a Sunday around the lake
A spring-like Sunday – two/twenty-eight
A nostalgic talk of days before
In Columbia, home, from ‘74

Until we moved in twenty-oh-three
Naïve to the adventure that was to be
In building a house remote, all alone
And living there ten years and making it home

Plowing the driveway, sawing trees
It was fun (somewhat) but hard to see
How it would work out for the decades to come
With groundhog, deer and borer bee scrum

So four months post Lake Kittamaqundi
We downsized and sold everything sundry 
Including the house and everything in it
Moved back to Columbia in what seemed like a minute

We’re liking it here in a CCRC*
Intellectually, we know it’s the place to be
All that’s left is for feelings to match
For our stomachs, eventually, our brains to catch

Last year gave no clue we’d make this move
Nothing is certain, this seems to prove
So we’ll live the adventure of this new life stage
Who knows what surprises are on the next page?

We hope and wish that your ‘17
Is a time of enjoyment and pleasures keen
Best wishes to you for all the best
For joy and happiness in your daily quests

Consider this my Christmas card to you.

* continuing care retirement community


Gosia k said...

Merry Christmas from Poland

1st Man said...

If I don't make it by tomorrow, I wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for being such a. great blog friend!

Tom said...

...warmest Christmas greeting, Marcia.

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