I hope you had a pleasant weekend! I enjoyed it, reading my Victoria Christmas magazine and addressing envelopes and filling out my cards. I designed the card and sent the PDF to my printer late Thursday night and they were printed on glossy paper, cut and folded and ready to pick up on Friday afternoon. :-D Consider this my card to you!!
In this age of email and PDFs.. I like to slow down, get out my fountain pens, fill with red and green ink and hone up on my handwriting skills on the envelopes and cards. I don't have pre-printed messages in the card, either, preferring to write them by hand. When I receive cards I proudly adhere them to the archway into the living room.
When I took a break from card-writing, I savored my Victoria magazine. I must say seeing these mansions decorated make me look about and realize what a humble home we have.
And look at THIS tree! Glorious! We decorated our tree last evening.. it only took 6 of us to get it done.. LOL!
This was done in peach tones.. while it was interesting to look at give me the good old fashioned red and green Christmas colors any day.
And look at this gorgeous wreath, with variegated holly and berries and fir!
They even had an article about small lighted villages by Dept. 56. We put my little North Pole village on the baby grand piano yesterday, I added one element, a lighted gazebo with Santa and Mrs. Claus inside. I'll take a photo soon and share it with you.
Kristi got Advent calendars for each one of us and even the dogs. She had ordered a fancy chocolates one for me but when I gave up carbs, she had to find something new for me. This is mine...
The first door held a wonderful smelling body lotion, 2nd window was a bath fizzy ball and the 3rd was bath oil!
I wish you could smell this! It's divine!
This will be nice in our old clawfoot tub!
Dayle was having a snack in his easy chair and I looked over and cracked up at this - all three dogs were watching his every move. I must say, you have to watch where you step around here with three dogs in your way. :-)
We'd heard on TV to expect a "Super Moon" last night. It was cloudy most of the day, then as soon as it got dark I would go outside every hour to see if I could see the moon, but it kept being hidden by our 70-80 feet tall Douglas Firs and Cedar trees in our woodlot. FINALLY at nearly midnight it came out of hiding and I got this image. **LOVE** With my pocket sized LUMIX DMC ZS60. My sister Denise got a good shot of the moon right after it rose, it appeared golden as it was low in the sky and was being seen through a lot of particulate matter in the atmosphere.
I am under the weather right now with a virus the boys brought home from school, so, no swimming for me this week. Kristi was not doing well after her surgery and saw the doctor today and she has an infection and will be treated for that. But we should both begin to feel better now. I hope you and yours are doing well and enjoying the season. I will be doing some house tidying today and enjoying the decorated tree.
Remember, tis the season to be jolly.. don't overdo and take time for the joy... ((hugs)), Teresa :-)