My hubby put up the outdoor Christmas lights...
I went shopping for new Christmas tree ornaments. We're changing it up this year from burgundy and gold to red and green. Hubby wanted multi-colored lights instead of red and green, so I compromised after he already bought them and had half of them on the tree while I was gone!
The first step last night was fluffing the tree branches after they were crammed in a storage box for a year. I couldn't convince hubby to let me downsize from a 9 ft. tree to something a little shorter. I will post pics again when the tree is fully decorated.
I came home with lots of goodies. One gal baked an assortment of cookies for us and her daughter made the cross stitch ornament. Another gal gave each of us tin of yummy homemade caramel corn [which I'm munching on as I type] and an ornament that says "Your Friendship is a Blessing." Other gifts included a Christmas mug of candy and a box of Godiva Chocolates.
One of the gals just learned that her husband has lung cancer and they're awaiting word whether it's stage 3 or 4 and if it's anywhere else in his body. We've all put both of them on our prayer lists. I was reminded of the phrase, 'Life is fragile, handle with prayer.'
When I got home I made the third batch of cookies for tomorrow night's cookie swap. One more to go!
18 days 'til Christmas... just sayin'!