Honey Bear has a 4 day weekend because of Christmas being on Saturday..the same next week, too. This morning we enjoyed breakfast of bacon, eggs, gravy, bread, juice, fresh fruit and coffee...Since then I've been finishing up laundry, getting stocking stuffers sorted and cleaning the kitchen...remember those peach turnovers (fried pies) I wanted to make for Thanksgiving but couldn't find the dried peaches? well, I found some last week at the new Kroger that opened near me....As I type this the peaches are simmering on the stove to soften them...later I will mash them and add sugar to make the pies.
This is the way my tree looked last year..I've not made a photo of this year's tree...they never look the same do they? This years tree is sitting in the foyer in front of the mirror you see in this photo and the chair is sitting where the tree was. I like that better. We can enjoy it just as much.
I love the stories behind each ornament, don't you? I use little tags on a string attached to remind me when I received the ornament or made and who it was from.
The sun is shinning here today...Smokey is sitting in the window basking in the sunshine, he loves it...Honey Bear is almost over his cold but has tendinitis in his right wrist..luckily he is left handed.
My daughter, granddaughter and I went out yesterday to buy the stocking stuffers...it was fun to choose small gifts for everyone..I even bought one for Yoshi (their dog) and Smokey.
So, I'm going to be doing some prep work for our get-togethers and just enjoying the days leading up to the Birthday of our Savior.