Yesterday I had to do a little Christmas shopping.....I had
a big one day discount coupon for a department store I like.
I found some excellent items for gifting, and for the
cottage some holiday themed welcoming door mats and the
cutest pillow I'll share with you later.
The big surprise for me was a giant sign hanging above such as these....
the fingerless gloves we all find useful at times.
Now they are marketed as TEXTING GLOVES.
The sign kinda shocked me and, yet again, I realized
that technology is taking over
everything in our lives.
At the weekend, though somewhat cool, sunshine made
raking leaves yet AGAIN quite pleasurable.
We took a porch break and used the Christmas
mugs for the first time this season.........filled
with spiced apple cider from Trader Joe's, delicious.
Note exterior Christmas decor was only a star
at that point........more to be done out there.
Filled the feeder and the birds were busy, including
the beautiful Eastern bluebird..........
I was bundled warmly for raking, but later I had to
take off a layer when it warmed up some.
North Carolina's state bird, the cardinal, in the now
leafless fig tree awaiting a feeder visit.
Remainder of this week?
I have such a long 'to do' list. Here you can see I've
accomplished a bit more decorating in the dining room,
including my little live tree and snowflakes at the window. The
pumpkins need to go so I can make a Christmas centerpiece
(but I love them so and really don't want to part with them).
The living room decorating is also proceeding slowly.
There on the table is my address book and boxes of cards
needing attention very soon. Several choral concerts to
attend, the Vintage Village open house on Thursday night,
and great news, a visit from lovely, wonderful friend
Vanessa coming to town for that fun evening.
Then we've company coming from Atlanta at the weekend,
I need to cook and bake..............will be back soon
with more Christmas spirit when time permits.