Had a slow, but somewhat productive weekend. Finished the Christmas shopping, except for stockings….and that included going to the fabric store for three pieces of cheap (but easily washable) fabric as decoy Christmas tree skirts for Toby the oh-isn’t-this-cool-that-they-have-brought-a-tree-inside-so-now-I-don’t-have-to go-outside-to-pee dog. We watched Four Christmases, and Blades of Glory and the two other people who live here watched Angels and Demons. We made gingerbread, and two fires, and played music. Crafts were crafted. Knitting happened. Books read. Bananagrams played. The tree is up and lit, but not yet decorated, and we might take all week for that….
And snow is in the forecast for today. Snow! I kept waking up last night, hoping that was snow on the neighbor’s roof. But alas, only solar panels. It doesn’t really feel like snow, but I am going to hope.
For the moment, sitting in the dark, with the Christmas tree lights….and a cozy quilt. I really, really could stay here all day.
Just like this.
P.S. You’ll notice that despite the presence of TWO Plumber M.D. trucks in front of my house on Friday afternoon, that my list does not include “enjoyed having a dishwasher again.” We do have a new faucet, and not one that requires the dumping of the bucket underneath the sink twice a day, so that’s good. But old dishwasher, which was a fabulous dish drying rack in it’s golden years, is gone, and the new one, which was my consolation prize for not getting a remodeled kitchen, and was the only criteria I insisted on for having Christmas here this year, doesn’t fit. The tile we put in years ago made it impossible. We have a lovely alcove, perfect for the recycling bins and no dish rack. And a good excuse for buying Mrs. Meyers Lemon Verbena dish soap…. sigh.