Part of the problem was that when I undecorated the house last Christmas nothing was put away in any kind of order. Found the tree lights, but only one color of ornaments, spent forever looking for the rest of them and found them in some weird place. So the tree took 2 days to get done. And then it was finding where everything else was. Mac says that when we undecorate this year that we need to get rid of some stuff and I agree, as well as packing the rest of it up in a more orderly manner instead of just tossing it into boxes.
The gift wrapping was interesting, for the first 2 hours Miss Kitty lay on my legs flicking a paw at things, then she fell asleep with her head on my leg and I couldn't move, so I wrapped whatever I could reach. There was a litter of Amazon boxes around me. I do 95% of my shopping online, hate crowds, hate malls and you see the same thing in every store. Today I got the rest of things wrapped, well I say wrapped, most of it was put in Christmas bags I've collected over the years. Half-way through Mac brought me a tub that had all my ribbons and other finishing touches, so part of the packages are decorated and half aren't.
He carried loads of them down to the tree, oh, didn't I say, the wrapping takes place upstairs. Each year I swear I'll do it down stairs, but there just isn't any place to do it. Though I think that if I wrapped things as they came in it would be better.
Then I kicked or threwempty boxes down the stairs. You know I just thought, maybe we ought to put the Christmas tree upstairs, um.
After that I made more cookies and didn't forget they were in the over, so they're the right color. While I was doing that I had gingerbread dough chilling in the refrigerator. Tried to cut out gingerbread men, but they kept falling apart, so we have gingerbread snowmen. They have a nice round shape, not unlike my own, and know how not to fall apart.
While this was all going on Mac was decorating out front, he made me a snowman and a Santa Claus, put wreaths on the windows and fence and decorated the front porch. I think we're about ready.
So I'll share the photos of the work Mac has done.
|The Lantana should have lost its leaves by now, but hasn't|
|Mac made a a wooden Santa, he's next to my Narnia lamppost.|
|He also made me a snowman to go with my deer.|
|Looking up the front steps|
|A closer look at my tin soldier and a small reindeer.|