That's the kitchen window. Every year just after Thanksgiving, the wreath arrives from the Boy Scouts. So this is always the first of the holiday decorations that goes up in my house. And it is just so easy: take it out of the bag, and hang it from a hook that's already there. Everything else takes a lot more time and energy.
We don't usually get a tree until the last weekend before the holiday. I like to hold out because I like to keep the tree up until Epiphany on January 6. But when will I have time to get a tree? And decorate it? And what about the other holiday decorations? I love lights. But who has time to hang them?
There is barely a square inch of clear counter in there. That's because I have spent the last week (including part of the weekend) reviewing these:
And next week we have the interviews.
But Saturday, Mr. Celia has planned us an overnight up the coast. A little wine tasting, a little beach walking, a nice dinner and brunch. And maybe a little shopping. The man knows what I need, bless him.
For now, I must sift through the papers on my desk and figure out what needs attention most, what I must file, and what I can safely toss into the circular file. And at break time?