First, I’d like to say that I’m thinking about all of those caught in the latest winter storms, some with ice included.
We have had some sleet, a little snow, and freezing rain that left us with some ice. But we fared just fine and didn’t lose power—at least as of late Sunday night.
|The frozen camillia bush in the backyard.|
Larry and I were busy bees Saturday. We dusted, vacuumed and scrubbed floors, wanting the house to be extra clean before we started decorating for Christmas.
On Sunday, we put up two trees: the main one in the den and a small one on the dining table at one end of the living room.
With the main tree, we decided on red and silver for this year.
|I still need to put the tree skirt around the bottom.|
For the little tree, we used mostly gold and a little green.
Here are a few individual ornaments:
|Larry likes snowmen. I found this ornament at a flower/gift shop in town a few years ago.|
|I bought this Mountain Lake ornament when I was at the resort on Thanksgiving.|
|A friend from grad school gave this ornament years ago. I like the stained glass look of it.|
|I cross stitched this kitty in 2000. She's black and white like both Waddles and Sam were.|
I also put out Mr. and Mrs. Snowman. This pair lights up a cabinet in what we call the futon room (because it has a futon). It’s where I have my office, and I like glancing up and seeing the snowy duo smiling at me.
I get a little nervous while decorating trees. I worry about balancing things and whether or not the tree will look “good enough.” Isn’t that a waste of worry? It’s the meaning and thought that count, right?
The wreaths are on the doors. But we haven’t finished decorating. The lighted Santa and Christmas trees need to be set up in the front yard. And I need to set up the Nativity scene and hang the stockings.
I recently watched a show on TV that featured a woman who has well over 100 trees in her house. I wouldn’t want that many, but I am thinking of getting one more (small) tree for the back bedroom that we use as kind of a second den.
What about you, dear readers? How many trees (if any) do you have in your home for the holidays?