I love ChristmasI But if anyone who reads this blog is as far behind as I am in preparing for the holiday, you know how panicky I’m beginning to feel right about now. Good grief! We don’t even have our tree up!
Well, that’s a little false. We do have a tree up, but it’s so tiny it sits on the roll-top desk in the kitchen. It’s a cute little tree though, and it makes me smile to watch it blinking merrily out into the dark of our front yard each evening. There are two other – bigger – trees still in the attic, and we usually go cut down a really large tree for the den. But the way things are looking, that large tree may get to grow for another year out at the Christmas Tree farm, and whether those other trees in the attic are coming down this year is a little sketchy right now also.
My Christmas spirit finally popped up from wherever it had been hiding when I watched Michael Buble’s Christmas Special a couple of nights ago. What a treat! He sang all the beautiful old Christmas songs – like they are supposed to be sung (when you get my age, you just don’t want to hear the “Silent Night Rap”). He ended the show with “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, and yes – tears were running down my cheeks by the end of it. Note to self: RUSH out and buy the new Buble Christmas CD.
I’m in the middle of getting my Christmas cards addressed and mailed – I did half of them yesterday and put them in the mailbox this morning with the flag up. I’ll finish the rest before bedtime tonight.
As I was working on the cards yesterday, I noticed there was a squirrel sitting on top of the “squirrel-proof” bird feeder – the one that’s battery-operated and usually flings a squirrel off as soon as its little rodent feet touch the surface of the baffle top. Well, the battery was most certainly dead yesterday, because the squirrels were all over the feeder. If you look closely at the photo to the left, you can see one sitting right on top. He called all his buddies too, and by late afternoon there was a posse of the furry critters hanging out and chowing down.
I’ve only gotten a little of my Christmas shopping done – but I haven’t been hitting the malls. Nope – 99% of my shopping is done on-line from the dozens of catalogs that begin arriving in the mailbox just after Halloween.
Until Wednesday, the weather was perfect – high’s in the 70’s, low’s in the 60’s – and the nice weather meant we were able to get one home repair project completed.
The good weather also made it perfect for fishing . . .
. . . and for Ted to practice his chipping in the backyard – with Bear’s help.
Late Wednesday a cold front blew in, and this morning was in the 30’s. But hey – it’s south Georgia. One day we wear sweaters, the next we wear shorts. Love it!
Have a great weekend wherever you are, and let’s meet back here on Monday! God bless.