Deck the Halls!
It is time to trim the tree, bake, invite friends and family – yes it is crunch time. So far the season is a little too crunchy for me. To start of the season with a bang, last week my puppy Truffle must have eaten some mums or tulip bulbs and was very ill. We had to take her to the emergency vet and she had to stay two days on an IV because she was very low on fluids. Poor truffle, her leg is shaved where she had the IV – she looks as though she is wearing one UGG boot.
Then of course Thanksgiving came so late and really shortened the Christmas season. Can somebody tell me why we cannot set Thanksgiving at second week of November every year? It would be so much better for the economy to extend the shopping season.
It was seriously time to deck the halls. The new flip tree I bought went up this past weekend and looks beautiful. It was time to ring in the new so I splurged on some large ornaments and beautiful ribbon from Frontgate. I added favorite ornaments from past Christmases and our tree really came to life.
The decorations I had from my colonial style house just don’t seem to fit in this contemporary/traditional home here on the mountain. I walk around decorations in hand, trying different to work them in. They are perfectly beautiful, many were Christmas decorations I sold in my store The Gourmet Goddess so I think I will take them to Good Will and make some families Christmas a little more festive.
I baked 5 kinds of cookies that will be in the cookbook, I will bake my raspberry chocolate ganache sweetheart cake, make fudge and a few other goodies before the weekend is here since the neighbors are coming Sunday. Now it is time to make sure I have just the right gift for everyone I love giving. What are you giving this season – BE Goddess and think of others!