I said it was supposed to snow last week, but the snow didn't appear. Last night, however, it did!
And it covered the ground, and was still there this morning, but then it turned to rain and melted eventually. But it was enough to make me play some Gabrieli brass music, for a festive air. And I made cookies. There is not enough time to do everything.
I got the tree up yesterday, and in a different spot than usual - you can see it from the kitchen. I had to shift around only a couple of things and it's all so perfect! We'll never put it in the corner again. It needed a garland, so I decided to use my precious length of wide red satin ribbon - it's just barely long enough. I told my brother that I'd eventually get around to the ornaments, but not yet. He surprised me by saying he didn't care if I left them off, because he likes it. That's how I feel! I'll take them out next week, but don't know what I'll do with them. Dolly and Henry love to lay under there, ornaments or not.
I've been wrapping one thing each day, and it's working out pretty well. Better than getting overwhelmed.