Well, here in Eastern PA we seem (once again) to be on a roller coaster ride with our weather. We woke up Saturday to icy cars and trees coated in a glaze. The temps stayed right around 32 all day long. Today, Sunday, we woke up and it was in the 50's! Now the temp is dropping and tomorrow's high is only forecast to be 33. It actually felt like Spring earlier today, and now we are back to feeling the bone-chilling cold.
We stayed in all day Saturday. I didn't want to mess with the roads and I actually got a lot accomplished. All gifts to be shipped are wrapped and boxes are in my car - I will ship from work tomorrow. YAY!!
Finally I put out a few Christmas things. I've pared way back from what we used to do when our son was little. Back in the day there was "stuff" all over the house. Now, our tree is in the living room and I have a few choice things on our buffet in the kitchen:
My Mom always had a birch log with candles in it on our dining room table. I've continued that tradition, but keep it on the buffet. The log is one we found in the woods in Vermont years ago. The framed tree on the right is what I call my "jewel tree." Fletcher's Mom made this for us shortly after we were married and I love it. Here's a better picture of it:
Sorry for the glare -- difficult to take pictures on a grey day.
Finally, some cookies were baked!! Last night I made oatmeal raisin and tonight I made chocolate chip -- both at the top of Fletcher's list. I'll probably make one or two other kinds this week and then call it quits - lol.
Tomorrow is our Christmas luncheon at work. Each year my company makes a donation to the Make a Wish Foundation in honor of our clients. This year we will be having one of the children join us for our celebration. I'm sure it will be an emotional time.
And then yoga class tomorrow night. So far I've managed to not stress and just be relaxed about everything and it's a wonderful feeling. I hope you all are enjoying the season as well.