There's Bandit fast asleep. He couldn't keep his eyes open whilst we decorated for Christmas. He loved wearing that silly hat and cuddled right up with his snowman baby.
Well, I finally broke down and got an artificial tree. You recall my fake vs. real conundrum. On Saturday, I bought a nine footer at Home Depot. It came pre-lit with 1,000 lights and assembled rather easily. The pluses for going artificial are obvious: no more continually watering and no more finding needles well into the spring. But for me I wanted to put the tree in the great room window, above the garage, but being that there's a heating vent right there a real one would dry out in a day.
And could it be I'm saving a tree? I don't know; that might be a stretch. The Arbor Day Foundation will probably revoke my membership. Then again I did plant the ten free trees they sent me.
Decorating is done. Cards are out in the mail. Did you get mine? I nearly killed myself sending them. Literally...I tripped over the curb going to the mailbox - fell flat on my face. Dry cleaning in one hand, cards in the other. Then again maybe yours was the one that blew away.
As for shopping, 99% complete. I found out Chris went over his allotment on me (joy!).
And have I mentioned I'm on vacation starting next week? I'm off for two whole weeks! Phyllis is flying in mid-week. It'll be good to spend some time with her. I'm also meeting up with my friend Celia for lunch on Tuesday. Other than that, no plans. And I like it!