|A Winter sky...|
I find it difficult to believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Partly because the time seems to have doubled in speed during the last two weeks. Partly because of the crazy weather. It is Christmas week and we are currently under a tornado watch. While not uncommon in the Fall months, I have never heard of such a thing this far north in December.
But on the bright side... we don't have to shovel all that rain. I was also able to get all Christmas errands run without worrying about ice and snow on the ground. But still... it is going to be a very muddy Christmas.
I will show the remainder of the photos I took last week but first I have to say hello to some special ladies... all friends with Saltina. Well, kind of... I would call each out by name, too. But since I can't, I send a hearty moo to the entire barn and a hug for each one of them. :)
Since we will be alone and my husband is still (literally) under the weather, I am making his favorite meatloaf and mashed potatoes meal for Christmas. It will be easy, provide leftovers, and I think lure him out of his lack of appetite.
So here are a few more photos from my decision to sparkle this year. I have been collecting Christmas decorations since I was first married (a long time ago). When Stephanie still lived at home, we would go to our favorite gift shops after Christmas to find wonderful ornaments and decorations on clearance. She had a nice collection of her own when she left home.
Many are also gifts (like the snowman candle I found on my Welcome mat a few days ago... thank you whoever is the Secret Santa!), garage sale and thrift store finds, and that beautiful wicker rocker is from my neighbor's trash when he moved!
So here are a few more photos from my determination to sparkle this year...
All the books except for Christmas with Rosamunde Pilcher are from book sales over the years. I found her book at a great price third party on Amazon... here.*
She shares photos and stories of a Christmas in Cornwall, a Christmas at her home in Scotland, and a beautiful Christmas short story.
The hedges are trimmed, the hedges are trimmed! Did I mention the hedges are trimmed and sculpted and looking beautiful? Hubby did a wonderful job on the one day he felt well recently!
Here is the old wicker rocker I kept from the landfill!
Last but certainly not least, a close up of that face looking out the window and supervising my photography.
*Amazon Associate link.