One of the best things for me to do when I want to unwind and clear my head is go for a long drive. Today while doing this I came across 2 neighboring houses, that were decorated as nicely and was as bright as I’ve ever seen. I had to pull over and take a couple of pictures. Unfortunately they came out horribly so I may go back and try again. Photography is not a strength of mine. I used the night vision which maybe was a mistake with all the bright lights? IDK. Maybe I’ll bring a real camera instead of trying with my phone if I go back. Not sure, it was in some secluded part of Jersey, and a decent drive away.
So anyway, while I was pulled over failing to take quality photos, of these amazing Christmas decorations, this lady pulls over by me and asks if I’m alright. I was pleasantly shocked. These days to pull over at night to talk to any stranger? I don’t even think I would. But this woman did. This brought on a real unforced smile for the first time in a while. I told her I was fine, and just taking some pictures. She smiled and seemed genuinely relieved, and said Oh OK! I’ve been in a pleasant mood for the last few hours as a result. Compassion seems not easy to come about, these days.
I may not have photos of those houses right now, but I will share some of the family tree. I confess that tree is fake, but the way I see it, a tree is saved every year thanks to us!
The most important ornament:
My favorite ornament as a little kid. Who doesn’t like goofy?!?!? That thing is older than me.
I was trying to find the Dallas Cowboys one, but my sister says she thinks it might have been left in the box by accident. UNACCEPTABLE!!