I'm on the big count down, four days until school is dismissed for Christmas. It will be a tough week as sugar filled, and Santa-crazed children will be galloping down the hallways. This is the time of year that The Chair is occupied by usually well-mannered and in-control students. Countless times the phrase, "Not YOU!!" will be heard from office visitors who will be stunned, even incredulous, by the occupant of The Chair. The Chair sits outside our stern, but loving Principal'S office. Once they move from The Chair to The Office, you will usually hear, "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??? THIS ISN'T LIKE YOU!", all the while sobs and general hysteria will be heard from said occupant. Ah, Christmas.
We have lots of holiday cheer around the house. My house is tiny, and I don't really have a lot of decorating to share, but I will give you a little glimpse of the mantle and of two beloved cross stitch pieces. The top is one my sweet mother did, which my father gifted me with this year, and the other is a favorite cross stitch that I did for her with the first line of Silent Night. When she passed away I found it in her Christmas things. She had it framed and hung it lovingly every year. I think of her every time I see these pieces.
We've had some wonderfully cool weather lately, cool enough for a fire. You can see out the window, behind the Christmas tree, that we still have leaves falling. The deck is covered, even though we have raked and blown leaves FOUR TIMES so far. They are EVERYWHERE! I can't wait to be able to get the deck all swept and leafless. I have some greenery to use out there, give it a nice holiday look.
I hope your plans are coming along nicely. Thanks so much for stopping by!