Are you ready? Ten days left. Lights blinking? Stockings hung? Cookies baked? It’s not quite the same this year as we head into a second holiday for two, but it is what we make of it. So, the grocery list is getting longer, and the menu is getting better including artichoke dip, toffee, raspberry brie, Christmas cookies, and turkey. 🙂
This past week I decided to fill some hanging baskets with two kinds of greenery and winterberries. The winterberry bush actually came from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. We bought it on a trip several years back with our granddaughter. Good memories that come to mind all year long now when I look out my window and see how it has grown.
One out of the three is pretty well proportioned so I get a 33 1/3%. I’m okay with that though because I enjoyed it, and it kept me busy one afternoon.
The big red pickup is hanging on the wall. I also have a lovely new table topper that a friend made me, and I smile every time I look at Snoopy sitting on it. A small tree with matching coasters was given as a gift, and I’m getting ready to work on another tree panel. I must keep busy if I’m going to keep sane. 🙂
Today we’re getting a parking spot ready for the real pickup truck to spend the next three months. Cleaning and moving a truck every time it snows in order to plow the driveway gets really old.
Normally, it sits in the garage while we’re in South Carolina, but not this year. 2020 is going to find us wintering here in New Hampshire so the truck needs to be parked, partially covered, and the battery plugged in. There is snow in the forecast this week so we need to get on this today.
Not much is normal this year and probably won’t be for several months, but the sun will come up, the day will get started, and we have to keep busy mentally and physically because we want to be ready when some normalcy does come our way, right?
Enjoy this last week as we head into Christmas week, and tell us what food item you always have at Christmas. Ours is toffee hands down. 🙂
I’m closing with Darmouth-Hitchcock’s advice – “Stay strong. Masks on.”