The days are going by much too fast for me, but then they seem to do that the older I get. I'm slowly getting everything ready for Christmas. Are you ready?
The trees were finished yesterday and there are a few things that will be tweaked as the days go by. Things added and maybe a few eliminated too. I'm finding that less is more this year.
I didn't put out my entire Santa and Snowmen collections, just a few were put on top of the entertainment center. I need to find a new tree skirt to complete the tree. The one I had last year was no where to be found.
I love Christmas music and have been enjoying listening to a few favorite CD's. My sugar-free hot chocolate supply is about gone so that needs to be put on my shopping list.
My daughter has been busy decorating her house and has had a little audience as she works in the kitchen. See the trio at the door? They are part of a group of 5 kittens that were moved by their mother to her house in the spring. The one in the background is Orphan, so named because her mother more or less abandoned her and she took up with the 5 kittens.
Uncle CT is still around helping take care of them although the kittens are nearly grown by now. That is Uncle CT in the middle. Lil Stormy is in front and Orphan is in the back.
I knew this would happen. Kim fell in love with them all, but Lil Stormy wormed his way into her heart and was the first one she could pet after many weeks, maybe months, of coaxing. I told her that Lil Stormy would be wanting to come into the house and she said no, not gonna happen.
Well, guess what? How can you say no to that sweet little face? I couldn't either. We are both soft touches when it comes to our fur babies. He comes in to visit when she's home in the evenings and weekends, but goes outside the rest of the time.
That isn't much fun but the worst part is getting my eyes dilated and it's hard to see for quite awhile. I managed to drive to the mall and stopped in at Barnes and Noble and the Cafe Court to wait until I could see better. The selfie was just me goofing around. I'd thought to take a pic of my sad looking eye, but it didn't turn out.
You might as well laugh at yourself and have fun when you can. I made the gal that took the eye x-rays laugh. She told me to put my chin on the bar and I said, "which one?" She then proceeded to talk about the joys of getting older and having everything start to sag, although I'm sure she was much younger than I am. I didn't tell her that it only gets better, haha!
Then the doctor came in with the same old joke he tells me every time I see him. Something about telling my husband that I needed to give up vacuuming, that it wasn't good for my health. The man needs a new joke book for Christmas!
What are you asking Santa for Christmas? Anything special? We have told our children that we need to downsize and don't need a thing. Really, we don't. I realize more everyday that I need to stop accumulating stuff. I love dishes for instance, but I have more than enough now. Now books are maybe the one thing that I can't stop bringing home. But I do donate many that I've read and won't read again.
I'll hope to visit soon! Being under the weather for so long put me way behind on things. I still need to finish my shopping and wrapping. Maybe a trip to the Amish country will be made to purchase some of their delicious candies and breads. All those yummy things that I'm not supposed to eat!
Happy Wednesday to you!