Well, it it is here. Day 25 ~ the last and final day ~ of The Merriment Chain.
It came with no ting-tinglers, ta-tinkers, who-whoopers, or gar-dinkins....
Nor even any drum-dinkers, slew-slumpers or flung-foopers.
But here it is nonetheless.
As usual, I am late.
I came late to the party, and am leaving it late as well.
The latter, partly because it is a bittersweet farewell.
It was a challenge keeping up with posting 25 days in a row....especially with all that is going in on my world right now.
But, what started out as a way to ensure that at least one decoration a day went up transformed into something so much more.
A bond of sorts was forged with those in the chain....much like a real chain, and we all became links dependent on, and strengthening, each other.
I have found much joy in this chain and I hope a little spilled on to all of you who took the time to visit.
For those who have, thank you. You and your wonderful comments are a gift in and of themselves.
90% of my decorations are now up - yes, even the tree is decorated (and, hey! the lights work!!). A few (well very few) holiday treats are made, and I burrowed out in time enough today to even do some shopping.
Much more to go, but I'm definitely on my way to "merry."
As for our wonderful and gracious hostesses, Misi and Robyn, I don't quite know where to begin to thank you. You've given us all a gift of much more than fun. It truly has been a gift of "merriment" ~ of the very richest kind.
Wishing you all the gift and light of merriment. May your hearts and homes be full this Christmas tide....
God Rest Ye Merry.....