Monday, December 8, 2014
Another Season Ends
We have traveled from here to there and back again.
Thanksgiving was all it was supposed to be, a week of family crammed into a Little Red lit by the light of the fire. There was snow and turkey, giggles and guffaws. Uno was introduced to Miss A and the G-man and played for hours on end. Just enough snow covered the ground for just long enough to make snow angels and engage in a few snowball fights. Mostly the little ones would lie in wait for an unsuspecting adult to venture outdoors and then, well, you know.
It was truly a blessing to find our ailing friend on the mend. The change in him from the time we left in late October until our return was truly amazing. Another reason to be especially thankful this year.
Eventually the fire burned itself out, the ashes hauled away in the rusting metal pail. Floors were mopped, furniture covered to protect from the harsh glare of winter. The pipes were drained and the shades lowered on our fourth season at Little Red.
As we turned our attention south, to palm trees and sunshine I couldn't help but think what a joy our little corner on the lake has been. She is the gift that keeps on giving, memories made with friends and family, fiery sunsets, kayak adventures, campfires and three new friends I feel like I've known forever.
Just think, come May we get to do it all again.