Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Holidays are Coming

And oh so fast. Where has the year of 2011 gone? I am in full swing not only here at home but also at the Senior Center. We had tree decorating on Monday and what fun. They did a tree decorating contest. I did a tree in the entrance of the building. Took me about 4 hours but well worth my effort I think. The winner will be announced at lunch time on Friday.

This is the tree I did. I chose teal, lime green and purple as those are the colors used in the logo for the senior center. 

Craft day for the month of November was a fun day. Not a lot of ladies but we did Christmas ornaments and they enjoyed themselves. 

They each did 4 ornaments, an elf shoe, a ribbon angel, a paint stick snowman, and a felt birdhouse.

These are the ones we did.  So much fun and everyone did a great job. 

Here are 4 of those that did the craft day this month, each holding one of their ornaments. 

I feel so blessed to be able to work so closely with the seniors of our area. So many of them just remind me so much of my grandparents. They have just so much love and knowledge to share. 

I also work as the Director of the Choir Chimes at the Senior Center and love performing for so many of our shut ins. We have 12 performances to do the month of December. We perform at several of the nursing homes, assisted living centers, Senior Complexes and Day Break which is a respite day care home. If an elderly person can not be left alone and are living with a son or daughter that work they may take them to Day Break for the day. I love how when we perform it brings a smile to so many faces. I would like to mention that most of my group of performers are in their 80's and 90's.

It is funny how when I was younger I always thought I would  continue to enjoy working with children and did have an in home day care for many years. I grew to love those children like they were my own. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever imagined myself with such a special attachment such as working with the seniors of the county. I love volunteering my time and talent to the aging generation and will continue to do it as long as I can. 

I hope that you all are enjoying the start of the Christmas Season. 

I still have lots of decorating to finish and have made a pledge that it will be done by Saturday night. Then I can spend more time crafting and finishing up my Christmas Gifts. 

May I be the first to wish you "Merry Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. Karan, you are such a special person in that you volunteer your time to the senior center. That's a wonderful thing to do! You sound as though you enjoy it very much and it gives you pleasure in helping others. The white tree is so pretty! Wonderful job! Can't wait to see your decorations. The crafts that were made are all very cute, but I really like that snowman out of a craft stick. I'm partial to snowmen!! Very cute idea there! Hope you get all of your decorating done this weekend.