Hello, hello and Happy Monday! I must admit it felt strange not to post over the weekend after posting every day in November but I managed to get over it, mostly because I was very busy with all kinds of Christmas things.
On Friday I finished the decorations and, for the first time in ages, I’ve pared way down with what I’ve done. No snowmen, for one thing. And I didn’t put out many of the other things I’ve had for years. Instead, I’ve decorated with lots of greens and twinkle lights and not a whole lot else. Well, except for the Swedish stuff. I have to have my Swedish stuff. I’m happy with how it looks – festive and pretty and classic.
Friday evening was our first night home all week after selling Christmas trees on Monday and Wednesday night, having a library program on Tuesday night, and our town Christmas tree lighting on Thursday night. It was so very good to be home. We listened to some Christmas music and watched Christmas with the Kranks (one of my silly seasonal indulgences) and went to bed early.
Saturday was Christmas on the Common, our annual big Kiwanis event. I didn’t have a huge role in this year’s production so I was actually able to sneak off in the afternoon and do a fun family photo shoot with one of my awesome clients and then I came home and prepped for company.
Dinner for 10 can be intimidating but I delegated and made it very simple and we had an awesome time with Kim & Ken, who were visiting from out of town, along with Tom & Anne, Jo-Ann and Shawn, and Viv & Bruce. Everyone helped out and we ate and drank and laughed a lot.
On Sunday we had a great time watching the Patriots game and celebrating Tom Brady’s 201st win with Kim & Ken and Doreen & Mark. There was more eating and drinking, of course, and lots of fun being together which is something that happens very rarely. I also worked on my Project Peace cowl and I’m really enjoying this pattern – simple and soothing and just right for this time of year.
We finished up the day with Christmas specials in our jammies. It was the perfect way to end the first weekend of December.