Monday, December 21, 2020

Smiling for Christmas Season

The Christmas season of 2020 has been an interesting one. We are on lockdown here in the San Francisco Bay Area and they are talking about extending it through January. People are struggling and our nation is struggling but you know what we can still laugh, we can still smile and we can still wish people the best and think positive thoughts for our fellow man. We can wish and thank all the essential workers who have kept this nation going through COVID. We can celebrate each other and celebrate life. This is about the  Christmas stuff I found interesting and made me smile this Christmas Season:

Saw this is an Alley

Saw this in Krispy Kreme

I took this on a walk and loved the artistic value 

And I saw this tree and this sign. It has two things I care for dearly- Our Troops and Sailors and baseball:

I am not much of a decorator  for Christmas or someone who gets into the holiday dressing mode but I did do one decoration in my office/teaching space and I did do a little dressing up for the last day of teaching via ZOOM before the holiday break (My students thought I had lost my mind and thought I had two Hot Cheetos on my head):

A little astray but that is me

Hope everyone who reads this has a wonderful Christmas or had a Happy Chanukah. Godspeed to all and remember we can smile during this Christmas season. It is cheapest thing we can do. 


  1. Merry Christmas to you, I love your sense of humor.

  2. Such lovely photos. Aww great hat :) Have a lovely Christmas.

  3. Oh yeah, the main thing is we don't lose our smiles and humor.
    These are difficult times all over the world.
    Let's not give up hope and let's stick to the rules.
    You show beautiful photos and your Selvie is great :-)
    My contribution
    Love christmas greetings

  4. I agree absolutely...been trying to be more positive on social media, etc. Love how you wrote that above. Nice to put a face to someone I've visited often this year. Merry Christmas...does look like cheetos. lol

  5. It sounds like where you life is being smart. Nebraska and Iowa hasn't handled this well in my opinion.

    Things are better with us. I have a new marketing job, and perk it's remote for now. The kids are moving too full remote. My husband does work in a lab, but it's small.

  6. Oh you've gotta laugh has been my motto all year - love seeing some of your creative Christmas trees!
    Merry Christmas!

  7. What fab images I enjoyed them especially your hat heheh!

    Have a tinseltastic safe Christmas and best wishes from London UK 😷😷😷 🎄🎄🎄

  8. We all need more reasons to smile this year. Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party, and have a merry Christmas!

  9. Thanks for being an internet friend and regular visitor to my blog, Amanda's Books and More. We have nearly made it to the end of 2020. I hope your 2021 will go better. God bless!

  10. Happy Christmas - stay safe and well!

  11. Season's Greetings! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    I like the donut, and the one below it reminds me a bit of Miro. And of course great to see you (nice hat) 😺

  12. Unique decorations!~

    Thanks for sharing at

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  14. Patrick, I love that you embraced a bit of silliness with your fun hat! I bet the kids really enjoyed it! And that Krispy Kreme donut all decorated in garland makes me smile! I love donuts! They will always make me smile! Merry Christmas!


  15. You found some awesome and colorful decorations, especially your hat!!

    So glad you joined us at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Merry Christmas!

  16. wishing you all a lovely Christmas and a safe, happy new year


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