I think the holidays are officially here. People are putting up lights on their homes and I see Christmas trees dotting the windows as I walk by. I think this time is the best part of Christmas in a way, before the pressure to get things done on time, before the crowds of shoppers start to get annoying. When you still have hope to get that wrapping done and the cookies baked. You wake up every day with that little thrill...it's Christmastime!
Last night we went to get the tree and wreaths. This is the nursery that I go to for flowers in the summer and pumpkins in the fall. I always get my tree here, too. There used to be elves working here, but I didn't spot one. They would have been helpful playing mediators between The Husband and I as we debated over the best tree.
I love coming here at night with all the bright lights and the smell of evergreen. I think we were the only ones here. I hope I am not getting my tree too early.
I busied myself picking out boughs for the mantel while The Husband walked up and down the aisles trying to find the perfect tree. I of course, let him do this although I had already found one. When we finally narrowed it down to a few, mine was it. The key is to let them think THEY found it.
And here he is, Douglas Firbanks, Jr. I say it every year, but I think this is the best tree we've had. Afterward, we tried a new restaurant for barbecued ribs. It was the perfect ending to a fun evening.
Here is Douglas strapped to my car this morning. The Husband is ready to take it off and get it in some water. It rained all night, I hope that helped it stay fresh.
So this was a quick post to let you know what I have been up to, since it will be awhile before I get the tree and decorations finished up. I'd really love to join some of the great parties going on and see what all of you guys have. I am almost done shopping but the wrapping is lagging behind. I haven't baked much since Thanksgiving and I hope to have some time this week to play around making and decorating sugar cookies. Just for fun.
Hope you have had a lovely weekend. Hopefully I'll bump into you at a party! :-)