There is just something about heading off on a tropical cruise two weeks before Thanksgiving. Prior to leaving on my trip, I was really getting in the seasonal spirit. I was decorating for fall and thinking ahead to Christmas. I even ordered a new Christmas tree (you’ll see it in a couple of weeks). My vintage ornament collection has grown to the point where I need a bigger tree.
But then I flew off to Florida and cruised around the Bahamas for a bit. It was sunny and 80+ degrees nearly every day.
I was surrounded by blue skies and crystal clear turquoise water. I drank tropical drinks on restaurant patios and strolled barefoot along beautiful beaches.
I didn’t need a jacket. I went through an entire can of sunscreen.
I sat on the balcony with a glass of wine and a good book and I didn’t really need that blanket, it’s just there for looks.
And then I came home. What do you mean Thanksgiving is next week? How is that possible? I’m so disoriented!
Isn’t it still summer?
I checked a few of my favorite blogs when I got home and oh my gosh, they are already writing about Christmas decorations.
While I was gone all of the remaining leaves have fallen from the trees and the branches are all bare.
I feel so out of the loop. Like a train that has run off the tracks. I should be sharing a beautiful Thanksgiving table or how to make your own wreath out of dried hydrangeas.
Instead all I have to share are photos from my tropical vacation and I don’t feel the slightest bit like getting out the Christmas stuff.
So I hope you’ll indulge me for just a bit while I try to adjust and get back in the loop. Perhaps I’ll come up with some sort of more seasonal post for next week, but in the meantime I hope you enjoyed a few tropical photos today!