Festive! Yesterday, I put up the wreaths, including this snowman wreath. My mother saw one in a sewing patterns catalog and admired it. So, when we found these felt snowmen ornaments at Woolworths (they were still open, back then, early 1990s) and on sale for $0.50 each, I bought some and made the wreath. It remained my mother's favorite wreath for as long as she lived.
My nativity set has been set up, too:
The doily is something my mother crocheted.
I've spent a couple of fairly quiet days, keeping myself busy with decorating for Christmas, watering the garden, and doing regular household tasks like laundry and cleaning. The donations check to the Temple (in lieu of having the annual almsgiving) has been mailed and the holiday gift list has been prepared.
Yesterday, friend M came by to tend to the garden. He brought me a big bag of soil amendment/fertilizer and two broccoli seedlings; he planted the seedlings in my tiny vegetable plot (where, so far, only the radishes and four pea seedlings are growing) and added the soil amendment/fertilizer. He wouldn't accept any payment for the bag of soil amendment, saying, "Merry Christmas"! LOL. I gave him his Christmas gift from me before he left.
My daughter's friend P has tested negative for Covid, so, they are planning to drive down together. I am glad that she doesn't have to drive down alone. I am hoping that they will have a safe drive.
One year, my daughter wasn't very sure about the whole Santa Claus and reindeer story; she was about 6 years old then, and had heard a rumor that it wasn't real. In her letter to Santa, that year, she asked for a bell from Santa's reindeer, as proof. Santa's helper had to run all around town, that year, but, on Christmas morning, there was a strap of bells that Santa's reindeer had left for her! Ever since then, these bells have hung from the front door, at Christmas time.
I have a mile long list of things to do, today! I want to finish decorating, tidy the place, and vacuum, in addition to more laundry, wrapping gifts, and cooking!
Today, I am grateful for:
- P tested negative
- Daughter will probably get a ride home instead of driving by herself
- Friends and family calling to check on me
- Packages arriving in the mail
- Working appliances
How is your weekend coming along?