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Kim of Red Dirt Farm and Studio

enough – adjective: equal to what is needed

Some time last year, as I often do; I placed several boxes of items, including a few containing Christmas decorations at the end of my driveway with a free sign attached. Normally in a few days the items have all been taken.

To my dismay the boxes of Christmas decorations remained.

The takers must have thought them too awful to have, even for free.

Of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

I love this time of the year.

Normally I go all out with the decorations – not in the way of cars driving by and slowing down to look way.  But I have a large collection of vintage ornaments and decorations that have great meaning to me.  I don’t do trendy, matchy matchy, everything is perfect kind of decorating.  I use items that mean something to me and bring happy memories to me.

Our Christmas tree is up.  That makes me very happy.

It doesn’t look like our normal tree.  I’ve had to make so many adjustments this year to accommodate my health issues.  But you know what, I’m okay with it.

This year, the contents of those ” free” boxes and few other items that I could easily reach are the decorations that I am embracing this year.

 I haven’t used anything other than white lights for at least 15 years but colored lights are what I had easy access to and then there are what I call the  fuzzy ornaments.

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Fuzzy ornaments that are falling apart

Fuzzy ornaments that are falling apart – o r I should say the fuzzy stuff is letting it all hang out.


This vintage Santa makes me smile.

I had one box of decorations stored in a closet that have been in there for at least 10 years.  A box lot of Christmas decorations  purchased at auction, that I had never even gone through.

Going through that box was like having presents to open, because I sure didn’t know what I was going to find.  I found it to be most enjoyable.

Some of the contents I loved and some of it, well let’s just say I’m embracing a new look this year.

I came across this quote some time recently.  It seems so perfect for me at this time and place in my life and as I look forward to new beginnings and yes change that I have found hard to embrace at times.

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie

I hope that you find that you too, have enough.

See you later, bye!


16 thoughts on “enough

  1. artsychicksw says:

    All of this lovely, KIm. Your words, your photos, your attitude, your gratitude! Simple Christmas decorating here too this year. I pulled my favorites…some artisan Santas my mother had collected from ones she sold in her shop, a few vintage ornaments and greenery in a couple of place, and I brought out the vintage nativity that I grew up with as a child. I’m going to try to send you a link to my facebook page where I have created an album fo my Christmas decorating this year. I told the story of the nativity and have some photos of it and the artisan Santas I’d like to share with you. So, check your email for the link. If you don’t “do” facebook please let me know and I’ll send the photos and story by email. We’re decorating our tree tonight…a real one this year per hubby’s request. Our tree ornaments are just as you described…things that are meaningful to us, collected over the years including some of my childhood ornies. Matchy trees can be beautiful, but I wouln’t trade ours for anything. Keeping you in my prayers, my friend. Peace to your heart


    1. My dear – I would love to see and hear the stories – you have so many magical stories to tell. You have lived an amazing life. I don’t remember you mentioning that your mom had a shop, so I’m anxious to hear all about that. xo


      1. artsychicksw says:

        I forgot to send you the link! I’ll go do that right now!


  2. The Old Lady That Lives at 3663 says:

    Wishing you enough my friend.


    1. And to you as well. We learn as we go, these new meanings don’t we. What a year. xok


  3. Sarah says:

    Hi Kim,
    Some of our decorations are fuzzy ones just like yours! We have reduced the number of decorations each year keeping the ones that mean something to us. Our old ones have gone to charity shops maybe they haven’t been taken either!
    Sarah x


    1. I have collected Christmas decorations, since I was very young, It was apparent at an early age to my parents that I had a special connection to this holiday – although my sister was born on Christmas day. I miss seeing some of those decorations that I’ve seen every year for at least 45 years maybe longer. Embracing the fuzzy ones for now, and a little giggle at the thought that yours may still be in the charity shop. XO Kim


  4. Anonymous says:

    That’s another way of saying the Beatitudes without the trappings of historical humanism.


    1. Yes, I guess you are correct. Either way it is good for me to have that message.


  5. says:

    I’ve had a lot of titles through the years but now Facebook calls me anonymous.


  6. Staci says:

    What a beautiful post and so timely – I am feeling the same way. 🙂 I’m trying to remember to be grateful for everything, good and bad. The ornaments are beautiful and I just love that little vintage Santa. Hugs to you.


    1. Staci – Each day as we go through life it easy to forget how fortunate we are, especially when things aren’t exactly as we had hoped or expected them to be. That santa is sweet and makes me smile. As do the fuzzy ornaments. 🙂


  7. Lori says:

    Love this!


    1. Thank you Lori. That’s enough. xok


  8. Debra says:

    A very sweet post-and I loved the quote-love the decorations too….


    1. Thank you – wishing a love filled holiday.


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