Thursday, December 7, 2023

It's Beginning to Look and Feel Like Christmas

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.

Today was a fun day meeting six girls I went to high school with for a Christmas lunch.

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'!


  1. That is amazing that you got together with these high school friends. I assume that would mean you live now where you grew up. In this day and age that is really special!

  2. Your tree is going to be gorgeous, I'm sure! And I love the “compromise” part. My tree will change from white to colored lights with the push of a button - a feature my grandchildren enjoy. This year I mostly kept the white lights on but it's fun to be able to change them.


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