Merry Christmas

“Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room” — Nora Roberts

Christmas cat Simba and our tree.

With or without a Christmas tree, may your holiday season be filled with joy, love, laughter – and delicious food.

Scroll down for a few festive photos.

My balcony garden
Our view of nearby Menton and its blue Christmas lights.
A Russian Santa on skis, one of my holiday treasures. Note the blackbird on his head.
After the pre-Christmas rain.
Filippo, one of my three Christmas cats. Fortunately they have not tried to climb my precious tree.

Happy 2021. It will be better. We have hope. We have vaccines. We will not have Trump — at least not as president. Rejoice. We can be very, very happy.

More to come soon — including a report on my recent back surgery — it’s good.

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19 thoughts on “Merry Christmas”

  1. Hi Leah.
    Your Christmas tree is lovely! Likewise Simba the cat. He looks so huggable.
    I am very glad that your back surgery went well.
    We spent Christmas alone this year as kids and grandchildren are in Vienna.
    John and I wish you and Bob a healthy and happy year in 2021.
    Take care. Sandra and John.


  2. . . . or when you have a precious cat under the tree! Merry Christmas Leah and Bob! How I wish we could be together. But I share hope with you for the new year. It is 14 degree F. here and trying to snow. I have the blessing of a gas fireplace. Enjoy this day! Love cousin Anne

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  3. Hey Leah! It’s inspiring that you keep writing. I’m more into photography these days. Thanks for sharing photos of your home, your Russian treasure and most of all the cats! It makes me so happy to know your surgery went well. I was in and out of the hospital for four months beginning in July. Pneumonia, not Covid, but it was a tough. I guess because of all the smoking I did back in the CJ days, I had to have chest surgery to “clean out” a lung. Oh boy! Gross. Stay healthy and happy in 2021 and best to Bob. Mark and I love your view! Merry Christmas!

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    1. It is so good to hear from you, Linda. What an ordeal you had last summer. I am happy to know you have healed . Stay safe and healthy. Yes, we like our view… helps my morale.


  4. What a wonderful post! Your photos are such a morale-booster. You are such a great holiday decorator, and what a green thumb you have. And that view! All wonderful! Yes, we have much to look forward to in 2021!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you as well. We enjoyed the photos. I’m a little concerned, is your tree real? The cats look really excited about the holiday. Our love to you and Bob!

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  6. Merry Christmas for you and Bob, and most important a better New Year for the World.
    I have some optimism as the vaccine is coming and the Biden administration takes over.
    Good Riddance to Trump and a horrible year.
    May our wishes come true as we look upon the Christmas Star.

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