This is the first December in seven years that we have not taken our Airstream Safari out to the Anza-Borrego Desert to bask in the sun and celebrate the holidays. Last month our Corgi, Tasha, suffered a ruptured spinal disc necessitating an emergency hemilaminectomy and a prescribed period of rest. She is now making a remarkable recovery, walking well, and gradually increasing her daily activities as she follows the activity progression protocol set up by the Veterinary Specialty Hospital.* According to her Discharge Instructions, she can return to her normal routine and activities after the post-op 6th week (on Christmas Day), which is really all I want for Christmas!*
Our Safari is our home when we are away from home and it’s so nice when we’re all home for the holidays!* (We appreciate having the trailer refrigerator nearby to store the holiday food.)
Being home for the holidays also gives us a chance to enjoy time in our backyard patio and work on projects, such as a deck for the gas grill.
While Larry was working on the deck, I was writing this post while savoring the aroma of simmering Christmas potpourri* as Larry’s no-knead ciabatta (Italian slipper bread)* was baking nearby.
Larry set up and decorated our multi-use bamboo easel as a Christmas tree on the patio. It made its debut last December in the Anza-Borrego Desert.
We have so much to celebrate and be thankful for during this magical holiday season!
“Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe.“* (The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg)
*This is a link to a YouTube video.