Is your home ready for the holidays? We seriously downsized our Christmas decorating this year, because for the first time we will be spending the holiday at our son’s house instead. Our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree is already as crisp as potato chips, so it’ll need to go out soon after the 25th, for safety reasons. But, my holiday spirit is high because my best present arrived at the airport yesterday!
My daughter flew in for the week! Living in different countries means I don’t see her nearly enough. She just finished her MBA program while working full time, and we couldn’t be more proud of her. She is ready for down time!
We headed to Chevy’s first thing for her favorite fajitas. Not gourmet fare by any means, but I’m hooked on their chips and salsa:)
This blouse I’m wearing is a change of pace for me. I seldom choose overly feminine shapes or fabric but loved this one the moment I saw it. Its sheer silk is covered with silver dots for a festive feel. It has a raw edged ruffled collar and comes with a matching cami. I’m surprised how often I have reached for it this season so will be exploring more feminine shapes and fabric going forward.
After a quick stop home to say hi to her Dad, she and I hit the bookstore for some last minute gifts. I love to give and receive books, don’t you?
I couldn’t resist this classic by Beatrix Potter for my grandson. I have a soft spot for Peter rabbit and have been reading it to him from day one. He can now recite most of the book by heart and “pretend” to read it to me! This one should be fun because it’s full of rhymes and has the original illustrations.
Shopping complete, we relaxed by the Christmas Tree and a roaring fire (that explains the crisp tree:) enjoying a glass of wine while she frantically started knitting a baby hat for a girlfriend who is due any minute.
We are off for more shopping and dinner at a dear friends house tonight. It’s going to be a busy time the next few days and I am really looking forward to it.
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday, shared with your friends and loved ones! This time of year can be difficult for many, so offer a kind word and smile to everyone you meet.
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