'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house, we wore shirt sleeves and short pants, inside and out! (At least some of us did!)
Not any more! It finally feels seasonal out there. And in here.
The calves' water buckets had ice on them this morning, and I think I'd better keep after the eggs this morning, before they freeze!
It finally feels a little more like Christmas really is next week! My friend Brenda and I made boxwood Christmas trees about two weeks ago. I hadn't trimmed the boxwood by our house this summer, so there was plenty to trim off and design our trees. I like to have a place to display my more delicate angel ornaments. If I put them on the big tree, I'm worried that I'll miss one when cleaning it off, and they'll get lost in the process. Several of them are pretty sentimental to me...
This angel ornament I bought at a Christmas shop in Heidelberg, Germany when I went to visit my sister and her family in 2006...
Although it's not an angel, this star ornament that was a gift from a good friend, is the perfect size for the top of this tiny tree...
The little red tree skirt was something I found on Christmas clearance at our local Ten Thousand Villages store. If you ever have a chance to visit one of these stores, you're in for a treat.
There are others that have special stories behind them, but I won't bore you with all the details! It's just fun to have a miniature tree, and was fun to make one with a friend! This year it's in the kitchen, where we spend most of our time.
There's still a lot to do this week, but at least now it feels a lot more seasonal outside!
How are you spending your week before Christmas?