Last weekend I found the Christmas spirit that I was missing.
This is how I found it.
On Saturday morning,
we went to Bolton Spring Farm to pick out our Christmas tree.
While my three men were picking through the options,
(this is a very important decision, you know)
I had a cup of hot apple cider in the sun.
Wow, I realize that you can actually see my eyes behind
these shades. I need to get a new pair to hide behind.
I also checked out the roping.
I want it all, to wrap around everything inside and outside the house.
It smells and looks sooo good.
But I don't think we're getting any this year.
Didn't stop me from taking deep breaths of their fresh pine:y scent though.
A lot shorter, and more appropriately sized this year.
We took it home, set it up, and turned on the Christmas music.
We had more hot cider and some warm cider donuts, and started decorating.
Strange though, after the cider and donuts where gone,
so where my little helpers?!?
I added some Christmas on top of my grandfather's old silver tray.
And added some more "tablescaping" and "mantelscaping".
(Those are words I just recently learned.
For all of you also new to these words, they basically mean
to tastefully accessorize and decorate tables and mantels.)
I'm not showing more than what you see above
so that you may not judge me.
Oh, and I also decorated the wreath (doorscaping???) that my husband got,
with ribbon and owls so that when UPS and FedEx delivers boxes,
they have something peaceful to look at
before they meet my Security and Customs representative.
My Boston Terror, Mr Sanders.
Then I had to go in to Boston to help out at the annual Swedish Yuletide.
On my way there,
I passed by Christmas Carolers singing beautifully on Newbury Street.
Wow, now THAT gave a spirit boost.
I had a big Peppermint Mocha at Starbucks
and shopped a bit at Cartier.
Not really, I am on the chubby side, while my wallet isn't,
so that was just in my imagination.
Outside the Prudential, I saw the biggest Christmas tree ornament EVER.
No pictures from the Yuletide, I was too busy working,
And lastly, I watched people skating on Frog Pond
to the sound of Christmas tunes.
At the end of this day, I had found Christmas.
Good thing, cause it's really getting close now.