It was 70 degrees today. Hard to think that Christmas is two weeks away and the air conditioner kicked on. Welcome to the south.
I decorated the house today. I don't do a lot of Christmas decor but I have Santas that sit on the mantle and snowglobes and wreaths. Tomorrow Jordan and Samantha will come over and we will decorate the tree...and possibly bake some cookies.
I am late this year, but Christmas cards will be painted in the next few days and mailed as well.
Still a bit more shopping and then the wrapping. I have been known to wrap on Christmas eve.
It's just the way I grew up. My mom shopped in December, the tree was decorated a week or two before Christmas, cards were sent out a couple of weeks before Christmas. Nothing about Christmas took place at our house until December. I love the frenzy that creates.
Since we wait about decorating the tree, I don't take it down until New Years and even then I hate to see it go. I love sitting in the dark at night with the tree lights on listening to Christmas music.
I will bake an Irish fruitcake, make some biscotti and our traditional Christmas cookies. If it cools down there will be hot spiced cider. Some times I make candy.
Remember, to enjoy the holidays. Don't let the frenzy and hustle and bustle get to you. Smile at strangers and take time to smell the fir trees and maybe grab a kiss under the mistletoe.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams