It is cold, gray and rainy outside. I’ve had to turn on a few lamps so I don’t stumble around in the dark. Charlie is in his usual spot on my recliner with me. And Ivy is in her usual morning spot on the table next to me.
She knows that occasionally I will stop typing and pet her. And she will head butt me if I don’t do it often enough to please her. Then she normally takes a morning nap on the pet bed behind my chair.
I’ve already fed them both and given Charlie his morning meds. The fireplace is on and keeping us all warm and toasty
I wanted to show you the Buddha I found at Homegoods earlier this week. I grabbed it up because I’ve been looking for a green one this size ever since I broke the original one I had in 2016.
This one is a bit darker green. The other one was more chartreuse. I had the other one outside when I had my gazebo.
This one stays inside and hopefully I don’t knock it off the table when cleaning as I did the first one.
The windows are all wet and fogged up. The wind is blowing and the tree limbs I can see through the French doors are bowing a bit in the breeze.
It’s rather sad to look out on the patio now as all the plants are dead.
I don’t think I’ll clean everything up and snip back all the plants until nearly spring because they might provide cover for birds, etc. They might want to build their nests from the detritus of the now brown ornamental grasses.
The only plant on the patio that still shows any sign of life is the eucalyptus.
Maybe I’ll pot it up in something smaller and bring it in and see if I can keep it alive until spring. Right now it is in a big container with other plants.
Yesterday, after mulling it over all this month, I saw an artificial Christmas tree online at Michaels.com and went to look at it. It said online they had it in stock, so I knew it wouldn’t be a wasted trip. And it was half price or I wouldn’t even bother.
I have not had a tall tree in years. This is a thin 7 foot tree. I really wanted one a bit smaller, but they didn’t have a thin one in a smaller size.
Won’t it be interesting to see how Ivy reacts?
In other words, will she pull it to the floor? I bought shatter-proof ornaments in case she does.
My color theme is red, white, silver and gold. This week you can buy a big plastic container with 50 ornaments in it half price for $14.99. It is a mixture of several colors and designs.
I purchased two, so I have 100 to work with. I probably won’t need two containers of ornaments, but I couldn’t get all the colors I wanted in one.
My plan is to clean my apartment today and maybe put the tree up over the weekend. I cleaned my bathroom yesterday, so that is one room I can mark off the list.
Tomorrow I’m meeting my younger daughter and her husband and Andrew to take photos of them for their yearly Christmas card. We’re going to the park, as I love outdoor photos with trees and such.
So I won’t be posting tomorrow.
They normally have it professionally done, but I said I’m free if you want me to do it. And if they aren’t pleased with my photos they can then contact their other photographer. My feelings won’t be hurt.
After that, if my older daughter can make it, we’re all meeting up for lunch for her birthday. I took my younger daughter out for lunch last week on her birthday, as is our custom.
My girls’ birthdays are two weeks apart. The oldest was born on November 28 and the youngest November 14. Their dad’s birthday is today, the 22.
So we always had a lot going on in the month of November when they were young.
Have a wonderful weekend!