People. I am just not in good enough physical shape for all this Christmas decorating. I dragged all the boxes out last Sunday, did maybe one thing every other night, and then spent a couple of hours basically attacking the tree with ornaments, and put all the boxes back yesterday. I was exhausted. Fortunately I was also able to finish the baby shower gift for the shower I’m helping give TODAY. I’m really not used to having to do things – all of this stay at home business has made me soft and lazy. Okay, yes, I was always soft and lazy. ANYWAY, here are my pictures for the week – mostly Christmas and selfies.
Sunday, November 29th
We had the nephews and their better halves over for a visit. B2 and his wife are just back from South Korea, and B1 and his lady live in Virginia (the nerve!), so we hadn’t seen any of them in a while.
It was the first Sunday in Advent, so I dragged out my motley crew of candles.
Monday, November 30th
Meanwhile, Dr. M got the drop cord we needed so he could perfectly position our tree to make the Christmas Tree Angel.
Tuesday, December 1st
My brother’s birthday! Happy birthday Joe! Your card was late! (It’s a family tradition.) Meanwhile, Ms. Pinky & Rita are doing well.
Here is what Dr. M had to say about this meal: So tonight we’re having an Asian-American vegetarian vegetable soup, featuring a number of ingredients furnished by @misfitsmarket ! The base is traditional: red onion, celery, and carrots, sautéed a bit. I added Wayne Wallace’s most excellent garlic and my favorite soup seasoning: chopped cumin seeds, along with sea salt and fresh ground pepper with a bit of attitude. Next came soy sauce, followed by vegetable broth. Then I added chick peas for substance. After the soup returned to a boil, I added bok choy, with the more fibrous stem pieces going in first, then the leafy parts. Finally, I tossed in some roasted, shredded spaghetti squash! The spouse says it’s pretty tasty!
Wednesday, December 2nd
I think we photograph these ornaments every year. They’re from Dr. M’s grandmother and they’re my favorite.
Thursday, December 3rd
We didn’t have any other pictures, so you get this selfie.
Friday, December 4th Felt cute.
made paper snowflakes at work. That was fun! Next week I should take pictures
of our lobby – the ladies I work with did a FABULOUS job decorating.
M got us a new seasonally appropriate ornament. Ha!
Saturday, December 5th
This is how my brain works. I’ve had this little mouse for, oh, 30 years? Every year I wrestle an ornament hook through that hole to hang it. This year I FINALLY thought to put a little bit of yarn through there. But did I just grab a scrap from all the multitudinous yarn around me? Nope. I decided to do a bit of sewing & use the leftover end. Yes, I stopped decorating the tree to work on a crochet project so I could hang an ornament on the tree. The yarn doesn’t even really match. #what #welcometomybrain #christmas2020
Here’s the dinosaur hooded blanket that I made for my nephew & his wife’s baby. I hope they like it!
As predicted, it was difficult to get out of bed for work last week, but I survived. How about you – did you survive?