I’m so happy that this week Nancy of A Rural Journal is again hosting her wonderful meme, Random 5 Friday. During her break, I have been posting randoms on Friday, but it’s not the same without Nancy.
Check out her blog HERE, and find other bloggers enjoying sharing their random facts and experiences.
Larry got up the last of the leaves Wednesday (yes, we still had leaves in the yard) and then put up the lighted trees he made last year, along with the lighted Santa. I like having a festive display in the yard.
We never know the exact day the town truck will come by to pick up leaves. While Larry was working on the leaves the other day, he looked up and saw the truck. The driver slowed down in front of the house but then drove on by. Larry thought he had missed it, and we’d have the leaves down by the street for a while.
But later that day, the truck came back to get them. I thought that was a great customer service by the town.
When I was at Avoca last week, I saw some vases with tree ornaments in them.
I thought it was a pretty and simple way to decorate. So I tried it at home.
Another little decoration that gets pulled out each year is this snowman that plugs into Larry’s laptop. He turns different colors.
For reasons he doesn’t know, Larry’s dad called him “Frosty” as a nickname when Larry was a boy. And Larry also loves snow. So we have several snowman decorations around the house, and they bring back sweet memories of Larry’s dad, who passed away seven years ago.
I finally—finally—finished shopping and decorating. I want to do a little cooking, just simple dishes to enjoy.
One thing I didn’t get done is Christmas card writing. I’ve decided it’s OK.