I also adore cold weather WHEN it is supposed to be cold weather. This isn't always the case in Texas. And for some reason, at age 34 (and fabulous) I still get really upset when it isn't cold or at least cooler in October. Much less the end of November. Hello, 74 degrees on November 28!
Lucky for me, the weather turned much colder on Sunday, when it was time to decorate the tree. I made a pot of turkey and dumplings, with left over turkey, and we all went to town on the tree. (I let the kids hang the jingle bells. And then rearranged all their craziness after they were asleep. Bad mommy. Bad, bad mommy.)
My mantle. Lots of different trees line it. Nothing too interesting, pretty simple. But you have to remember there is a GIANT Axis mount above the mantle. Simple is good in this case.
Our tree sits between our kitchen and den. The two main rooms in our home. SO, I have been buying lots of fun food ornaments for the past 4 years. Slowly building quite a collection of cute foods and the like.
And that is all that matters.
I am totally missing a box with my antique baby spoons that I hang on the tree AND some ornaments that hang on a small wire tree for my dining table. Can't find them for the life of me.
Hubby doesn't seem to be bothered by this loss, he just keeps telling me, "we have enough stuff out. That is enough, get out of the attic!" Doesn't he understand that these things are just important because they are special to me. I don't tell him, "Why did you buy more camo? One camo outfit or a pair of waders, looks just like the other. You don't need anymore."
Oh well, it will be found......next Christmas. OR if we every move.
Changing the subject, my little smarty pants, Tessie Mayes, looked at me today and said, "stupid head." Awesome.
She looked right at me and said, with a smile, "I love you."
Wow, hers is learning very, very fast. Isn't two years old a little young to have an attitude AND a little to young to lie? Or bluff? Or whatever you want to call it. I have absolutely no idea where she gets it?