Hello!!! and Happy December!!
I should have directed those salutations your way days ago, but, you know... sometimes - life. Yes, sometimes life happens and it throws curve balls our way, and we have to regroup.
So, here we are - fully regrouped and ready to do December... in a big way! My month is a little fore-shortened, as we will have our huge family Christmas celebration on the weekend prior to Christmas. With one fewer week available for preparations, I felt the need to get right to it as soon as Thanksgiving was over. I am happy to report that trees are decorated - as well as any available surface in the house.
Here are just a few peeks at what I have been up to... the rest I am saving for a good surprise!! Next week some time I will reveal my biggest holiday project. But for now, the mantle is festive (but not too!).
The dining room table (which tomorrow will be filled with gingerbread house decorators) has a centerpiece on it.
Guest bedrooms all have a touch of seasonal color.
There are fun little touches of whimsical snow men here...
As for outside the house... snowmen now hang on the fence posts where just a few short weeks ago, tiny pumpkins were shriveled.
The several, small snows that we had last weekend are long gone... melted by this week's almost 60 degree weather. It's so unseasonably warm that my garden is confused, and blossoms are opening!
One thing we can count on at this time of year is an amazing sunrise!
Life for the animals is humming along at the usual pace.
They live for mealtimes, I swear!
Some, however, would let you know that this weather is completely unacceptable!
Hubb's newest gnome house has been turned into a cheerful gnome hat which will sit upon a stump that looks perfectly like a gnome's face. As soon as the future inhabitants of this little house arrive, we will show you the finished project... complete with a face.