Recovering from post-election blues and a bout of tendonitis that scuttled last month’s trip to the desert, we sorted through our Christmas decorations and rediscovered our Nacimiento de barro bruñido that had not been displayed in a decade and was up for review. As Larry unwrapped the pieces and placed them in the early morning sun, he experienced a flood of sentimental feelings and memories of a 2-month stay in Cuernavaca,* Mexico, attending a special class on Neurodevelopmental Treatment for cerebral palsy in 1980 when he was an Occupational Therapist. His experience studying and living in a foreign country, knowing only a semester of Spanish endeared him to the children and people of Mexico. Many of his patients were Mexican immigrants. We both agreed the nacimiento continues to be an important part of our family reminding us of peace on earth, good will toward men, women and children, and will continue to have a home with us!
Larry made two holiday decorative panels that can be attached to our corgis’ harnesses in preparation for our attendance at the San Diego Corgi Meetup – Caroling in Balboa Park upon our return from the desert. They double as table displays, as seen below!
We returned to Agua Caliente County Park in the Anza-Borrego Desert, California, last week and enjoyed 5 days of sunny weather and temperatures in the 70s!
Larry brought along his delicious homemade Craisin-date panettone (traditional Italian Christmas bread).*
I brought along Airstream Life, 2016 Winter Issue.
Larry continued on his project of making various corgi costumes, decorative panels, and accessories. On this trip, he drafted, cut out, and sewed Airstream appliqués for panels to be attached to their harnesses…
While I hiked and photographed Moonlight Canyon.
At night, we lit our Holiday Tree of Lights and lantern candles… and will light the candles of freedom!*
And enjoyed the quiet serenity of the desert floor in winter.
Happy Holidays from Bill and Larry, and Mac & Tasha!
Though we’ve grown old, the bell still rings for us as it does for all who truly believe.*
Added feature: Watching Ryen and his corgi Gatsby in Merry Ramen Christmas Feast* helps keep us young at heart!*
*This is a link to a YouTube video.