A Pause Between Holidays…

Dear Reader:

As I am writing this blog Monday afternoon… it is hard to believe I was still in mountains Sunday and in one day… my slower, relaxing mountain ventures have turned into washing clothes, unpacking and trying to find bags for all my ” katrillion” pumpkins inside the house and out.

I have made a conscious decision, however, not to let Christmas pressure me this year-as far as a time-table. Decorations will get done along and along… some things I simply cannot do by myself any more-so the tree will go up when it works out with my tree elves. Besides tomorrow is the first day of December-I have one more ” Be good to Boo Day-today”! ( Anne and I met at Oscars for lunch today and had such a blast … it has been a long time since we last ” hung out!”)

So visually the pause between Thanksgiving-and Christmas-looks like the calm before a storm -deceptively tranquil and bare except for light holiday pillows. So think of these pictures as the ” before” and in a week or so there will be the ” after.” Personally there is a certain beauty in the uncluttered before the decorations!

Pillows-the easiest decorations of all!
Ruthie, the angel doll, is patiently waiting to be placed at the ” tip tip top of the ” Perfect Christmas Tree.”
The big wheel is waiting on the wreath, the angels and smaller wreaths -to add color and greenery to the mantle!

The only Christmas decoration to date is this old homemade light that was made one year by students taking ” shop” at school.

So until tomorrow… And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul!

One Dingle family is ahead on the Christmas To-Do list-family Christmas photos!

Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh

HAPPY PAUSE DAY! Pick a day and Enjoy it!❤️

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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3 Responses to A Pause Between Holidays…

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Love this time of year but it can get overwhelming …it seems like we just had Halloween and before we blink it will.be New Year’s. I heard an analogy one time about life that when we are children time moves more slowly like climbing the steps of a sliding board and then when we are adults time flies like zipping down the slide.

    Love the pictures…precious family


  2. Joan Semle says:

    Still enjoying your writings! Walsh has a BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!


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