Good morning – I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We spent the weekend putting up our Christmas Tree. Well, among other things. It didn’t take us the whole weekend, but we do bring out the boxes and leave them for a few days, decorating when we want and stopping when we get tired of it – or need to eat or sleep.
Honestly, one tree is about all I can handle – I don’t know how you all who have multiple trees do it. It just takes so much time. Especially the lights – it’s the part that I want to look good, but that I hate doing (I suppose that’s the allure of the fake tree with built-in lights…). A friend was just telling me she knew of someone who put a tree in every room – seven trees! To each is own, ’cause I tell you, that would put me out of the Christmas spirit for sure.
Anyway, I’m glad it’s up, ’cause I sure enjoy looking at it – especially lit up. It’s an 8-ft. noble fir and we went to a secret place (not – it’s a local landscaping company) and paid only $20 for it (a rip-roaring steal for a noble this size). And they gave us a fresh cut on the bottom and loaded it in our trailer for us – which Brian really appreciated. We’ve tromped through mud and rain in years past to cut our trees, which seemed the thing to do when the kids were smaller, but no more. We’re into easy now.
I’ve got a few Christmas-themed posts for you this week – including another Antropologie knock-off (a glitter-and-tinsel ornament) and a look at some of the holiday vignettes I’ve created this year using lots of greenery. We’re also gearing up for one of our extended family celebrations this weekend, so we’ll be busy baking cookies, making gifts, and wrapping them. Probably a good idea to keep the menu easy, then, huh?
Monday– Seasoned roasted pork shoulder, roasted potatoes & cauliflower, cranberry & feta green salad
Wednesday– Shredded pork tacos (more leftover pork – it’s a huge roast!), black bean, corn, & salsa salad, cabbage slaw
Are you finished with your holiday decorations yet?