While digging out the Christmas decorations I came across my favorite
holiday season mug. I used it as my breakfast bowl today - oatmeal with nuts,
dried cranberries, chia, turmeric, a sprinkle of Demerara sugar and a splash
of heavy cream.
Delicious - hopefully healthy!
Yes, the holiday season is in full swing now, and I'm just beginning
to get going. Late for me, but Christmas preparations are different this
year. In all honesty, circumstances for completing just about
anything have been trying due to unexpected niggling problems.
Anyway enough of that. . . . . .I'm breathing and managing best I can,
especially when it comes to decorating the cottage. Perhaps not as over
the top as in previous years, but making things attractive enough with
lights and a few vignettes of old and loved Christmas ornaments.
This week I will continue to add a few more, such as the dining room table
centerpiece which will be comprised of mostly natural materials. Right now the
table is awash in cards awaiting writing and addressing, lists of things to
do/buy/cook and bake - such as another swing by World Market to find more
British treats - and a garden center stop for some cut greenery for the
I've hung the 'kissing ball' and Bob and I tried it out. It worked!!!
The tree is up in the gazebo, fewer lights and ornaments but still pretty,
lit up as dusk arrives and until we turn them off at bedtime.
Photo below is from another year - it still looks much the same.
We've been so spoiled with such a beautiful spell of gorgeous weather
since returning from Arizona - today will be the last though for the remainder
of this week by looks of it. Rain coming in tonight and temperatures dropping.
Later today we will hang outdoor wreaths, add a couple of spotlights,
and a few white lights on the porch. Good old Bob is out there raking/blowing
more fallen leaves from yesterday's blustery wind.
December moves along so quickly and keeps us on our toes. . . . . .