Outside my window the naked brown trees are being blanked in thick, white, fluffy six-pointed flakes that are finally sticking. I, like Loralie Gilmore (she's real in my world, okay!) love the first few snow falls. Slowly the snall reaches the sidewalks and gently lies down for all to enjoy. Very self sacrificing.
This year we have had a few "first" snow falls. The other two didn't stick. I think this is the one to hang around a little longer.
Last night i again mentioned to Dave that i thought it was time to bring some decorations upstairs and begin transforming our place into a magical, warm, softly lite Christmas home. He said that he wasn't 'feeling' it yet (like feelings mean anything.. really!) and that he wanted to wait until there was at least snow on the ground. Yippy, here it comes!
I am spending some time this morning (after moping my floors) looking online at one of my favorite Christmas sites: Martha Stewart (who would have guessed! I like that i am pretty predictable when it comes to my relationship with the martha site. What can i say, it's a genial place!) I am thinking of trying a few new cookie recipes this year, and i am going to make some new ornaments, mostly out of paper i think, for our home. We are also going to do our best to have a lower calorie/fat Christmas. I have alot of research to do for this idea!
I have to let you know though, that i am not the first person to be in the Christmas spirit. I am way behind my friend Sue; her home is already beginning to glisten with her christmas creativity!
Please tell me about your Christmas traditions:
what are your favorite cookies (you could even leave a link to the recipe!)
do you like to make decorations? what kind?
any thoughts about a 'Healthy Christmas'???
What do one year olds like to play with? (yes, this pertains to Christmas, for Corrina will be almost one at Christmas and i am thinking she could a new-to-her toy!)
I hope the Christmas spirit is coming your way too, if you want it there!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Posted by DAve and JAnie at 11:45 AM