Sunday, November 30, 2008
The first snow of the season
began late last evening after a brief period of rain. The weather report is: it will continue off and on until tomorrow morning with little or no accumulation on the roadways. Just heavy wet white stuff covering the grass.
Seeing it sure puts me in the mood for Christmas.
Speaking of moods, I was nicely surprised when I got home Friday night, Lyn had begun putting up holiday decoration on the outside of the house. Which heretofore never consisted of more than a wreath on the door and large ornaments hanging from the empty plant shepherd hooks. Lighted candles on the inside window sill could be considered part of outside decoratingnin a way. This year will be different. This year there are lights and lighted stuff. Stuff like those cute spiral trees, big ones and small ones and reindeer. One large deer and a small animated one. The bushes were draped in twinkling lights and a new red bow hangs on the front door.
For many years I have oogled and envied other people's lighted houses but never wanted the chores of doing it myself. I am so happy that Lyn finds this to be fun. And I have no more lighted house envy. Although I know I will still go out and drive through the neighborhood to look at all the other houses.
I guess Lyn, John the grandson and I have come to a comfortable division of labor here in this house in the two years we have lived together. (My how the time has flown.) For all intent and purpose the inside belongs to me and all the decision about the decor maintenance and up keep is up to me. So once more it is time for me to deck the hall with poinsettas, bows and holly. Although I am quite handy, I can not do what I once did, so all maintenance and labor is hired out. Lyn does the shopping for groceries and other house hold stuff. Shopping is a chore and I dislike groceries shopping more than anything. Luckily I never had to do it. My late hubby loved going to the market and he considered clipping coupons part of the task.
I cook or order in except on Sunday's when Lyn does the cooking or the ordering in. Everyone does their own laundry, bedroom and bath. This works for us.
Another thing awaited me on my arrival home and that was all the inside decoration including the nine foot Christmas tree in its box had been brought down from the over the garage storage room by John and Lyn. The tree is standing upright but not trimmed. I need to make new gold bows to be used as the topper.
I'll get to it in a few minutes, right now I am sitting in my art space looking out the window at the flakes falling from a grey sky.....
Maybe the bows and the tree trimming will get put off until tomorrow in favor of a cup of tea and a little knitting to try out my new double pointed needles and my newly acquired red Panda Silk yarn.