Sun Valley, Idaho
I‘m late, aargh, I’m so late with this, but my dear friend Patty Smyth has a brand new Christmas album out and it is GREAT!!
I wanted to do a whole thaing, and then add something else, and look for this particular photo (which I couldn’t find) and all of a sudden it dawned on me that there were only seven flipping days left until Christmas.
So…better late than never, as I’ve been known to say more than once, I highly recommend you check Patty’s album out on iTunes.
Yes, we’ve been friends for a very long time (though I don’t quite date back to her “Scandal” days, I lived in London then) but I’m not plugging Patty’s album just because I love her.
I mean, I absolutely DO love her, but I’m telling you because I think you’ll really love it too. Some tracks are old Christmas favourites, while others, Patty wrote herself- like this one;
“Come On December”
“The song was written with the memories of my childhood Christmas in mind, the excitement of Christmas coming and to remember what the real gifts are. Trying to remember all our blessings and forget stressing about shopping for shit no one needs. Ha!” Patty Smyth.
That’s my Patty!
Looking out to the porch, Sun Valley.
Some of my most favourite Patty memories are from the Holiday Season spent in Sun Valley.
That girl, amongst her many other talents (like making everyone laugh like hell) would cook the meanest chilli for our annual ice hockey tournaments.
Oh how I miss those Olden Days…when we were all together, so many dear friends, ruddy cheeked children, hot chocolate and chilli on the stove.
And, best of all, we still had some degree of control over our progeny’s lives 🙂
Damn, life whips by.
Our tree in Sun Valley
Here’s Patty and me, at the wedding of our friend, years ago.
Side note- in scrolling through my photos tonight I realise that 1) Patty and I need to take more photos together and 2) when we have taken photos or video, good hair & make-up tends to be VERY scarce (that’s an understatement) and jammies factor heavily (not a bad thing )
A New Year’s resolution?? Absolutely. I need to be taking more photos with all my friends in 2016.
Meanwhile, you heard me- only 7 more days until Christmas folks…
I’m not even CLOSE to being ready (what else is new??) but I’m determined to take it all in stride and just chill.
On that note,
I’ll share one more beautiful song (another original) from Patty’s new album (available on iTunes !!)
I hope you’ll enjoy her album as much as we are.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Share the love and Holiday Spirit in all ways possible… and remember…the Joy is most often in the littlest of moments.