Dear daughter stopped over a little after mid-day today and asked her dad if he wanted to use her plow truck (which she had driven in today) to do any plowing around our place. So he sent her on her way into her office in town in my little Toyota and she left the truck and plow here for him to play with. Five inches of snow, a truck with a nine-foot plow blade . . . what man could resist? I didn't see him for the next hour.
I thought I'd get our Christmas tree up and decorated today but it didn't quite happen. Hubby helped me get it in after lunch but we decided to wait until after dark to put the lights on thinking it would be easier to see if we were getting them spaced evenly when it was dark.
So after dinner tonight we did string the lights up, but I decided to wait until tomorrow to put on the ornaments and the rest of the decorations. I need to go to bed early tonight. Although I thought I had a soft landing when I did my pratfall on the driveway yesterday, seems I have several muscles in various parts of my body that have been complaining loudly all day today, and I think a good (long) night's sleep is in order.
Chicken Mama stopped here for a dinner of tossed salad, spaghetti with meat sauce and a glass of good red wine with us tonight. She also brought (ta-dah!) a copy of her 2011 photographic calendar for us to see. Speaking purely objectively (ahem), we were very impressed. Besides the fact that her photos are gorgeous, she implemented a little different twist that I've never seen done on a calendar before. I think it's going to be a very saleable item for her. Unless I misunderstood, she's going to put up a video showing a flip-through of the calendar on her blog site.
Cross another week off your calendar on the countdown to Christmas. Only two more weeks to go. Yikes, don't know about you, but I gotta get crackin'!
Our last Christmas gathering
3 hours ago