Christmas is only sixteen days away… Yikes! Normally I love to decorate and usually start before December rolls around. However thanks to an unusually large dose of muckery in the last year, Greek Girl has decided to go Grinch this year and not decorate.
I know what you’re probably thinking, “whatchutalkingaboutwillis – not decorate for Christmas – that’s sacrilege” well maybe not that exact phrase, but maybe something like it. Well before you go imagining a mean old Greek Girl – it all started when my sweetheart and I were rear ended just over a year ago by an SUV who was going about 50+mph while we were stopped at a stop light (in a vw jetta I might add). Wasn’t fun as you can imagine, has resulted in multiple surgeries for my honey, and multiple herniated disks for both of us. To make matters more interesting, just as we had started heading towards the upswing from the first accident, we were rear ended again in late March. I did warn you there has been a whole lotta muckery going round the Aston house this year. Did someone put a curse on me or something?… hmmm starting to wonder)
As if we didn’t have enough going on, the Pekingese Rescue where we got our beloved “Bobo” from called in early October asking if we could foster a Pekingese needing to be jail broke as we call it from the Harlem Kill Shelter in NYC. Ever since, Pepe-(laden) as we like to call him has been wreaking havoc around here. He and BoBo act like they are UFC Fighters.
Speaking of decorating, just as we were about to decorate our fur kids for Halloween, Hurricane Sandy decided she would have a party with Paul Bunyan in our yard along with practically everyone else’s yard in our area. Seriously it looks like they had a drunken brawl out back, and during the storm a giamungo tree fell onto our house and deck. It left a hole in the roof, and the deck partially destroyed. It was fun, no heat, no water (as we have a well) and five fur kids, two of which want to kill each other… lol
Needless to say there has been a lot of cleaning up to do. I also have a tendency to let my HGTV genes takeover at times, and since we’ve been doing so much clean up, I have also painted, and rearranged, a bunch of rooms. Add into the mix trying to keep up with auditions for acting and continue to work on my music the entire time. Sometimes things just have to be pushed back, and you know what – that is OK. With all of this I just decided that with only a few weeks left before Christmas it is silly to decorate this year.
I mean of course I will decorate the dogs and yes even little “Pepe- Laden” since he is still with us until he finds an approved foster home through the rescue, or he and Bobo decide they can get along and he stays with us forever. Either way, Christmas is not about the Tree, or the decorations. At the end of the day it is about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus. Having your heart filed with the true miracle of Christmas and with the love of Jesus is what it’s all about.
So call me Grinch if you like but hey, everyone needs to take time to rest and relax. It sure has been one heck of a year or so for us here, but I know that God is in control. With Jesus on my mind and in my heart, I know that the next year will be better than the last.
Blessings, Love & Music,
Ava 😀 xox