November Christmas

19 Nov

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

My husband took me out to lunch this week for my birthday. A very delayed celebration of my August birthday. To my surprise, the Seafood restaurant was decorated for Christmas!

For several weeks Christmas has been appearing in Florida and not just in the shops. I see Christmas tree lights shining from windows as I drive down neighborhood streets and some even have put up inflatable Santas. Friends have been posting their Christmas trees on Facebook, some a bit sheepishly. There seems to be a longing for the magic of Christmas to mitigate the fatigue of 2020.

My fellow blogger at Minding my P’s With a Lot of Q wrote a poignant post this week titled “Perspective – Decorating Cheer Trending. I heartily suggest you visit.


I’ve never been one to follow trends, but I’ve done so accidentally, I’m decorating for CHRISTMAS. I didn’t know I was part of what might be a nationwide movement until I watched a news show yesterday on the topic. I’ve noticed in my area many people began to put up Christmas decor long before November even arrived. My husband and I chalked it up to warm weather and putting lights up with sunshine on your back instead of winter winds.

I'm a winner

After my retirement, I decided to re-learn the canning and preserving skills I learned from my mother but hadn’t practiced for twenty years. I titled the blog Old Things R New to chronicle my experience.  Since then I have been blessed to have six other bloggers join me, DiVoran Lites, Bill Lites,  Judy Wills, Louise Gibson, Janet Perez Eckles and Melody Hendrix

In addition to blogging, I work as the publicist/marketer/ amateur editor and general  “mom Friday” for my author daughter, Rebekah Lyn. I also manage her website, Rebekah Lyn Books  where we frequently host the best in up and coming authors.

My 2020 goal is to use my love of photographs and words to be an encourager on social media. You can visit Real Life Books and Media You Tube Channel if you would like to view some of the mini-videos I have created for our church, Gateway Community in Titusville, Fl.

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