Sunday, December 2, 2012

In the Spirit

... of the holidays!

On Friday we went to Home Depot with the plans of getting a shrubbery for our Christmas tree. We ended up getting a Norfolk Pine, so that we could have it all year long. The fact that it's actually an evergreen makes me almost forget it's not the real deal. We love it.

While in Walgreens I grabbed a short length of lights, thinking it would be enough, and it just barely goes from the outlet to the top of the tree, making one swirl around the tree. Hmm, this may need to change.

Soon we'll get our ornaments on it, but for now I will enjoy gazing at the tree while the upstairs is dimmed.
My Pandora station plays only Christmas and holiday music these days... 'tis the season.

Yesterday we went to Floyd for their Winterfest and walked around many different booths and rooms of artists. That's one of the best ways to spend a few hours! Well, let's be real... I could spend days doing just that. I mean there's nothing better than gleaning new creative ideas, talking with interesting people, and getting truly one-of-a-kind gifts.

Today it was the little things that brought the most joy: hiking our backyard trail, making potato soup (the second time in a week!), smelling banana walnut bread cooking in the oven, and lighting our "Christmas" tree.

Now it's time to hunker down and knit one of my last Christmas gifts. Good night!

1 comment:

  1. A Norfolk Pine was our Christmas tree for Dan and I the first several years of our life together. Brings back great memories.
    Hope you are doing well,