This year I have been so excited about Christmas but at the same time other projects are keeping me from getting out the decorations.
But we have to start somewhere and here’s what we’re up to.
My son and his wife brought us a spray of pine for the door, 2 Norfolk Island pines, and a fresh-cut Frasier fir Christmas tree.
Charlie pulled out the Christmas lights from the attic and started checking the strands to see if he could get enough for the tree and maybe a little outdoor lighting.
I’m waiting for all the boxes of tile that have been sitting around in piles for the past few months to be stuck onto the walls. Then the corners where the tile has been will be opened up for other things: the olive trees, for instance.
But in spite of my tardiness I have purchased gifts for the most important people in my life and have mailed the ones that go out-of-state.
Last night I attended ladies’ night at our local Ace hardware store just for the fun of it and to see if there was anything there that would be good and useful gifts for the folks I work with.
My final and favorite stop for last minute Christmas gifts is Trader Joe’s. They always have something delicious (candy, dried fruit, nuts, panettone) and well-packaged (cinnamon brooms, rosemary trees) that will surely be appreciated.
Do you have a cherished decoration that means Christmas to you?