"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tree Time

We found it on Friday, at a friend's Christmas tree farm--located on a mountaintop. Very breezy up there in the heights! So many excellent choices that we took a long time deciding.

By Saturday afternoon, it looked like this:

Among the additions this year are London acquisitions, a sparkle mouse and Her Majesty's official Diamond Jubilee ornament, purchased at Buckingham Palace in September.

As usual, Queen Victoria ended up near the sock monkey. And a hedgehog.

Even after a day of decorating, I had enough energy for a crazy Christmas party, over the river (and over it again) and through the woods at a friend's house. Marvellous food, friends old and new, festivity.

There was a Christmas gift exchange. The Chap and I really scored--a very nice bottle of red wine, plus a box of fine foreign cooking spices.

We are troubled by the dearth of snow. Soggy weather lately, not very Christmas-y. The Chap says it will change.

Appointments and meetings from tomorrow through Tuesday..Our Friend From the North Country visits at mid-week. The Christmas gifts that must be sent by post are wrapped and ready to be boxed up. The holiday cards were ordered early and will soon go out--today the dogs wrote their annual Christmas letter.

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