For some strange reason, I am so into the holiday spirit this year. It’s most likely because I’ve been planning it since February. Last year, we had such a good time shopping up in Kingfield and doing all sorts of things, such as cutting down our own Christmas tree. I don’t think I wanted last season to end. Unfortunately, it did, just as it always does. To make up for that, I began thinking about this season early. I picked out some ornaments and little odds and ends online and I even bought an artificial Christmas tree from Home Depot in October. I know it was early, but I couldn’t wait. If I hadn’t done that, I wouldn’t be looking at this right now.
I had to take this photo this morning, just to make sure I got a decent shot. All of my previous ones weren’t that great because of the low lighting. You can see that it’s light out by looking at the curtains to the right. They’re glowing. It doesn’t matter. The tree is gorgeous and I smile when I look at it.
Get this, I bought this tree from Home Depot online and they delivered it for free. I think I paid $149 for it, but it’s now on sale for $119, which, I’ll admit, makes me a bit disappointed. Anyway, I didn’t know how an artificial tree would look, since I’ve yet to own one. This one is called the Dunhill Fir and I have to tell you that after I set this thing up and fluffed the branches (which took about four hours), I can’t even tell the difference between it and a real tree. A really good real tree. This Dunhill is a seven footer and it is as thick as they come.
I still need something to go on top of the tree, but for now, I’m happy. Laura’s mom gave us a whole bunch of ornaments and these ornaments are the ones you see in these photos. Also, I bought the lights a while ago from the hardware store in town. I think I got 450 bulbs for something like $12 and change. That was a deal. At least I think it was. These people keep changing their prices so it’s difficult to tell.
In other news, we’ve been getting a hint of snow out there over the past few days. We received a dusting yesterday and this is what I woke up to this morning.
I loved seeing the snow fall like this. It makes me think we’re going to have a good season. So far, I have a trip to Camden, Maine planned to do some Christmas shopping, a trip to Sugarloaf (which already has nine inches of snow) to visit a holiday bazaar and fireworks on New Year’s Eve as well as some other small places that I haven’t etched in stone yet. It’s going to be exciting.
As far as Thanksgiving went, we had a really great time. I cooked for two solid days and we had my friend Kevin come over to join us for dinner. That was really nice and it makes things so much better when someone comes over. I have to act like a human and we have to clean the house. Guests also inspire me to cook more than I normally would, which was fun. I pulled so many recipes from my food blog, so that was quite the handy thing to have. I’d say the whole thing was a success and it makes me look forward to Christmas even more.
Okay, off to do some work now. I just thought I’d share these few things with you. Thanks for reading!