One tree is complete. It only took three days. It looks pretty much like it has in years past, full of ornaments each with a story.
I picked out special paper to go with the tree. The packages are wrapped in pretty red, white and blue paper. There was one package that stood out like a sore thumb…but a sweet elf re wrapped it…after I had a hissy fit, bawled and then had a very long nap. No it probably wasn’t the red paper with holly that was the problem..it was just the one thing that tipped me over the edge. I am certain I really didn’t mean that next year I am taking a holiday cruise all by myself.
I don’t do stress well…it makes me very sleepy…so sleepy it is impossible to stay awake.
The baked beans turned out fantastic and are residing in the freezer. The pumpkin bread was baked yesterday and delivered to neighbors. I even had time to make some Gluten Free pumpkin bread bites for my Dad..I say bites because I put them in a tiny muffin tin…or maybe it is a tart pan…that way they can go in the freezer and Dad can take one or two out to enjoy with coffee.
This is the ornament I got the evening of the cookie exchange.
Gift count: Done! Awaiting two deliveries, I think one may be lost in the mail. Gifts wrapped: Almost done waiting on two gifts. Cookies made: Complete! Christmas letters: Complete! Homemade ornaments: Complete! Homemade gifts: Two complete and one in progress…it may be done in time for next Christmas. Decorations… One tree, the snow outside, a pine cone wreath, the Nativity and a flag outdoors. Oh and 3/4 of a Shiny Brite Tree. Christmas menus: Planned! 5 days and counting.