The Christmas tree is up! Pete cut it down on Tuesday, and I did all the trimming. It's such a pleasure to unbox the ornaments -- the handmade ones and those collected on our travels and received as gifts from friends. I love that the tree is plump and not trimmed to a perfect cone shape. It makes me smile.
I'm still wrapping presents -- actually, I'm still waiting for presents to be delivered, last minute Lucy that I am. The best present -- Clara will be home with us for a week! We will have a quiet Christmas -- joined by my sister Barb -- with lots of good food, games and movies.
Just in case I don't get to post again -- I wish you all the happiest of holidays and a peaceful New Year.