Hello my friends! How are you? I hope you you are well–and calm–and enjoying the holiday season. My intention this year is to live in the moment and enjoy each and every day leading up to Christmas. So far so good.
Yesterday I went shopping and didn’t leave my little town. I usually drive for 20 minutes or more to go shopping. This was mere minutes to each destination. It was kind of fun. I went to the local health food store to pick up healthy chocolates (if there is such a thing!) for gifting. Next, I stopped at a gift store and found a couple of cute ornaments to slide in a box with Christmas cards. It was a little busy in the shop which made it feel warm and festive. I needed a card so I went to Walgreens instead of driving 25 minutes to the Hallmark store. Then I meandered through an antique mall… and purchased brand new wreath hangers. Silly, I know, but it’s all I found that I ‘needed’. Last, but not least, I stopped at the florist for a beautiful poinsettia and a bouquet of carnations. I also picked up a few tiny charms and more ornaments. By then it was almost 5:00 and closing time for most local shops, so I came home. It was a very satisfying afternoon.
We haven’t gotten out to get our real tree yet. My daughter and I would be fine with this small artificial one, but my husband wants a large (and real) tree. Hopefully, this weekend we will get out to the tree farm. My back is ‘better enough’ to walk around the tree lot. I am very thankful for that. Our small artificial tree still needs ornaments, but it is decked out with the prettiest red, green, and white fairy lights. Looking at this photo it does look a little sad, but in real life is fine…especially once there are ornaments on it.
The Snow Village set up in the family room is hosting my Pukipuki Sugar. She loves it here. It is like a play village for her.
What have you been up to? I’d love to hear your holiday season news! Please share (if you’d like).
Sending you a holiday hug! ❤