Saturday, December 05, 2009
It's starting to look a lot like Christmas
Our house is all decked out for the holidays and I have loaded my blog play list with lots of fun seasonal music. Our friends from the other coast arrive here sometime this morning and our party starts at 3pm. Our fresh pine candy cane wreath was delivered yesterday and the house smells divine. I am in full holiday mode. I am looking forward to this weekend more than any I have in quite some time since this is our first resuming of a tradition E and I love...inviting friends for food and laughter.
E and I have another holiday tradition that we follow. We are both German in our heritage (he on both sides of his family and me on just one) and many old German families have a Christmas tree for each member of the family in addition to the large family tree. E has his tree out on the lanai. It is a bit of a Charley Brown tree with no ornaments but multi colored lights on the spindly branches. It sits atop the small refrigerator and fills the lanai with holiday cheer. I have my own tree in my workroom. It is a retro looking lime green one and I have filled the tree, whom I call Lucille (after Lucille Ball, the queen of retro in my book), with funny ornaments. Friends have contributed to Lucille from time to time as well. She sits on a small table in front of the window facing out into our front lawn and, coming home from Book Club the other night,I noticed E had plugged her in and she looked grand.
E is doing aok. His eye was swollen shut this morning again but just one application of the frozen peas bag helped quite a bit. He is taking his meds and behaving himself so that he can be a good host for the party today.
Hope your holidays are getting off to a bright start like ours! Please leave me a little note and share one of your holiday traditions with me. Thanks,