Well it’s that time of year again. We have traveled to Mexico the last two first parts of December, so that by the time we got back off a very warm vacation, the xmas mood had passed. We did not do decorations and felt a bit sad about it. However this year we went on our vacation to Hawaii in early November, thus leaving plenty of time on our return to get in the xmas spirit. Last year we picked up some green garland and lights at the after xmas sales thinking that this year we would decorate our center beam. We have 4 cats who, if given the chance to destroy a xmas tree, would literally jump at it. So we decided the beam was safe.
It has been a treat. A tradition, my partner Gale and I started a few years ago, was to exchange the 12 days of xmas wtih each other. I had gathered 3 sets of Harry and David boxes that used to hold 12 different fruits, nuts and candies for the 12 days of xmas. So we choose a set of boxes to give to the other and start handing out the treats on the 13th of December. When you see these pictures, that is what the little boxes hanging from the garland are all about.