I’ve been doing a little more decorating now that my duties as seamstress for the Christmas program are finished. I use the term ‘seamstress’ loosely as I am more of a quilter then a dressmaker!
Here are some of my cookie jars.
I finally got my mantle done. (without flash)
Miss T is staying here as her brother is sick with pneumonia and has been rearranging my village in the sunroom. She thought the firemen looked at bit bored so decided to make a fire for them to fight.
We looked out the window the other night and who should appear but Mom Raccoon and her humungous babies! The black one is still very black and so pretty! They munched on some miniature marshmallows and a turkey carcass that I had frozen from Thanksgiving (I threw that out on the ground) and off they went and we haven’t seen them since. There is one more in the side out of range and they are all as big as momma!
Miss T decided to move her little table in the sunroom by the tree as that’s where we spend most of our time now.
Can it be that there are only 10 days left before Christmas? When I was a child it seemed like December went on for-EVER! We moaned and groaned trying to get Mom to let us open just ONE gift a week ahead of time. That didn’t work….. Christmas Eve we could open one and then the rest in the morning. We would keep waking up earlier and earlier each year but had to stay in bed until 6 o’clock A. M. Then the paper and ribbon would fly! All those months of Mom getting things ready for us were opened in less then a blink of an eye! What fun times those were, I have tried to recreate them for my son and now my grand children.
How do you like Miss T’s new earrings?
I thought I would have some pictures of our Christmas program for this post but of course I forgot my camera that night………of course……
It was a beautiful program, well worth all the hours spent preparing for it, rehearsing and decorating. There is something about a Christmas program that really brings the true meaning back into Christmas. I get so aggravated when I am out shopping and the clerks in the stores can’t even say Merry Christmas. I feel like boycotting the stores but we don’t have that many here so I would be up the creek or have to shop online. I have asked some of them outright if they can’t say Merry Christmas and they say they are supposed to be politically correct……….grrrrrrrrrrr…………One place complained that their Christmas bonus was called that. They could refuse to accept it if they want as far as I am concerned but don’t force the rest of us to have to say ‘holiday bonus’. Good grief!!! Okay, rant over……….for now……
Last year this is what it looked like at Christmas time! This year the lawn looks green and lush and could use a good mowing! It’s been amazingly warm. I’m not complaining mind you but I did get all the snowmobiles registered this week so I hope we get to use them!!!!