35 Days Until Christmas

As I type this, I realize that there are only 35 days until Christmas. I even taught myself to embed a widget in this blog so you could follow along!

While we have had some chilly days here in Georgia, yesterday I turned on the air conditioner in my home to alleviate the 84 degree heat outside.


Doesn’t seem like Christmas is coming, does it? Yet, like a train barreling down the tracks, Christmas is coming. Thirty-five sleeps. Or, is it thirty-four?

Usually, our family spends some time over the Thanksgiving weekend decorating for Christmas. It was a tradition my mother started, getting down all the decorations while Bing Crosby crooned on the hi-fi stereo. When I was a teacher, Thanksgiving weekend was a survivalist choice. If I didn’t decorate and shop that weekend, it didn’t get accomplished until Christmas break, after finals and other end of the semester obligations were complete.


I have continued the decorating tradition with my grandchildren as a special way to kick off the Christmas season. Thanksgiving comes late this year, on November 28, about as late as it ever comes. I will be decorating that weekend, as usual, particularly to ensure my family gets to enjoy maximum exposure of our Christmas decorations as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Also, I will be assisting my daughter Robin with a fundraiser for Mark’s transplant. If you will be decorating and your decorating or gift-giving includes poinsettias, then have I got a deal for you!

We are selling poinsettias from Sanderlin’s Greenhouses in Appling. These aren’t just any poinsettias like you pick up for a few dollars at the discount store. These are amazingly beautiful poinsettias over 2 feet tall! I have known owner Judy Sanderlin, her son Eddie and her daughter Abby Peoples for more than seventeen years, and consider their greenhouse the best in the area, bar none. They are wonderful people who take great care in providing quality plants and excellent customer service.  Several weeks ago I visited them at the greenhouses while the staff was painstakingly hand-staking every poinsettia with three sticks to support the blooms and keep them from breaking as they grow tall. You won’t be disappointed with these beautiful poinsettias! As a bonus, you can help with Mark’s fundraising in the process.

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  • Poinsettias can be picked up on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Vineyard Church of Augusta from 10-2, in time for decorating Thanksgiving weekend!
  • Delivery available for businesses or large orders
  • Cost is $18
  • Orders can be placed by clicking HERE
  • Questions? Click HERE
  • We appreciate your continued support more than words can say!

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