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December 17, 2017 , , , ,

Luminaria night Tubac

Luminaria night Tubac

Luminaria night Tubac

Luminaria night Tubac

If we were having coffee this weekend, 17 December, I would say life has been very festive indeed since we last met. I am very pleased to see that Electric Alli has revived the tradition of sharing a beverage and some personal news each weekend. This open invitation to stop, linger, chat, and share digital drinks is the perfect spot for a holiday party.  Do drop in for some fun.  Read what is new with the group, or share your own post here.  The movable feast is on the move once more.  Please join us.

I have a fire in the wood stove today to take a mild chill off the house.  We have not really experienced any winter here yet, which is confusing all the plants.  Although I sold the property with my big citrus trees I still have a large Lisbon lemon and a small Meyer lemon at my condo.  Like many other trees in Tucson they bloomed several times last year, and then dropped all the fruit because the weather has been so bizarre.  I am hoping this year will be better, but so far it is ridiculously warm. Please relax and let me make you one of my holiday teas.  I have gone wild ordering flavored teas for the season, so I probably have exactly what you like.  I can brew some coffee if that is what suits you.

I would tell you our lives have been super festive and bright since I sold my real estate and downsized to fit our belongings into our condo.  It is a relief to be free of the tax burden and all the extra junk I had stored in the barn.  I have gone a a little shopping spree to celebrate, acquiring upgrades for the home.  Yesterday I had to buy a new garage door opening system, but I feel fine about it because I had the money to pay for it, and it will last for the rest of my life.

Our company had a holiday party this week. Since it was a workday Bob was too tired to attend.  I was pleased that my neighbor Heidi was available to go at the last minute.  The party was in a super location above the city, with a view of the lights.  Food and drinks flowed lavishly, and every guest got a gift. We all had a great time, including Heidi.  This happy situation was followed up by a generous bonus for every employee on Friday.  The mood at work has been very festive.  We are all having very happy holidays.

Heidi and my boss, Kevin

Heidi and my boss, Kevin

Holiday Party Heidi

Holiday Party Heidi

We began our holiday party by attending the Fiesta de Tumacacori on the first weekend of the month.  It was wonderful. I love the mission and the natural setting next to the river.  We stayed at a cool air bnb, and attended the gallery openings in Tubac for luminary nights, then enjoyed two days of street food and Mexican folkloric dancing, cum National Park Service, cum Catholic church.  It was everything I hoped for and so much more.  I think I will need to go every year in the future.

Fiesta de Tumacacori

Fiesta de Tumacacori

Fiesta de Tumacacori

Fiesta de Tumacacori

Folklorico at Tumacacori

Folklorico at Tumacacori

The next weekend we attended a magic show at the Scottish Rite temple downtown Tucson. Both the show and the amazing historic building were great to see.  Outdoors after the show we enjoyed bands and food trucks set up for the Second Saturday downtown.  The nights are still very warm, and downtown is decorated for the season, so we went back down last night for the Holiday Parade of Lights.  It was pretty corny, but lots of fun.  We discovered a new restaurant we love and enjoyed a great dinner while the parade finished and the crowd dispersed.  It was another excellent trip to downtown for fun. We have been living it up without any regrets lately.  I hope your season is turning out as well as ours.

Scottish Rite

Scottish Rite

I have not been writing as much as I would like.  Starting tomorrow my work schedule will change.   I hope it will restore my previous diligent writing practice.  At least I know I will write a post each weekend to keep up with this talented and diverse group of writers.  Happy holidays!  Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Wow! It looks like you’re having some very fun holiday celebrations 🙂
I’m glad that downsizing has been liberating for you!
Thanks for the tea!

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eclecticalli

December 17, 2017

How wonderful! Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun during the holidays. Memories! Nice!

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Lizl

December 17, 2017

It sounds like your holiday season is a lot of fun with oodles to do and enjoy. We downsized also this year and I enjoy having the extra time to do fun things rather than just keep up with the chores that go along with having a big place. Love those colouful skirts. Thanks for coffee. Hope you are having a good week.

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What a great event to be invited to. It sounds like a lot of fun. The pendulum swings of the temperatures (and ash from the fires) has been very hard in adapting. Your work event and the Fiesta sound like a grand time!

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

December 31, 2017

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