Yes, it's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas in this sparkly, tinsely, glitterly house of ours! My once bare metal tree is far from bare all wrapped in silver garland and adorned with vintage ornaments. The candy box ornament that I made as part of the swap with Elizabeth at Creative Breathing is made with a vintage Christmas card so it counts as OLD!
Mr. Wonderful played in band all through high school and college. I had to settle for French horns because, well, I can't find a silly TUBA! He still loves the bass clef music and we usually go to the Tuba Christmas every holiday season.
We will hang another patriotic ornament on the tree, it's the 10th year without our son at home. This year the young Airman celebrates Mele Kalikemaka in Pearl Harbor where he serves at Hickam Air Force Base. For each Christmas he misses at home I hang a red, white and blue ornament; I didn't know when he enlisted that it would last this long!
I decked the window box today; it was 40 degrees here in the north land and that's downright balmy in our part of the country in December. I added a couple new things to the box this year, and there is more to come!
I will be taking a pause, not one that refreshes actually, but a little LOA. I am slated for surgery on Tuesday and I'm not sure when I'll be able to come back. Please add me to your prayer list and do keep in touch! Thanks for being (as the young Airman used to say when he was little) my 'mortal support'. I'm blessed by knowing so many of you who have come to visit and write to me!