Since one of my daughter’s holiday work obligations was Thanksgiving this year, we ate on Wednesday instead.  I was never a great cook, but after listening to my friend’s description of their delicious sounding dinners, I should have ordered ours from Wegman’s after all.  It was a pretty boring meal.  But it was fun having my daughter here.   After we ate, the dogs settled in and we sat and talked.

On Thursday, Jim and I went to Longwood Garden.  Wow, what a wonderful Christmas display!  The lights and decorations are so beautiful.  I couldn’t wait to get home to start pulling out all of our boxes of Christmas lights and balls.

Bird feed decorated Christmas trees at Longwood Gardens

Bird feed decorated Christmas trees at Longwood Gardens

Bouquet from my son and his girlfriend.

Bouquet from my son and his girlfriend.

I have a fairly huge collection of Navtivity scenes which have been boxed away for four years, so those are coming out this year, too.  As a matter of fact, I have three fake trees; one that is buried in the barn some where, but will be unearthed tomorrow, a prelit tree I got at CVS last year at the last minute because I felt suddenly I had to make some effort and couldn’t find the other tree, and a little, narrow cedar tree that I just love.  All three are going to be decorated.  I already have the two smaller ones up and half covered with treasures from the years we raising our kids.  I’ve already shed a tear or two.

Yin and Yang, by the fire.

Yin and Yang, by the fire.

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