Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The beginning of the task is to bring all the boxes upstairs. They are not so heavy but the most I can carry at once is three at a time.
Once everything is upstairs then the fun begins. We get the snow all arranged and then my wife begins creating her village. Once everything is in place then I step in to do the lights.
I can't always get a focused shot because of the need for low light so the lights inside the buildings will shine out. I took a few quick shots and I was surprised that they didn't look blurry. This will be the last of any decorations to be displayed. We leave the village up through January as it a little bit more than a Christmas decoration. I have a first cousin that leaves up a farm set of buildings year round to remind her of the history of the area where she lives.
The tree that had lights on it only was altered last night. I had a batch of cheap plastic balls for an outside tree. I decided that it wasn't that decorative for the work I put in it so I didn't do it this year. I brought up the box and selected a few to put on the tree, that might fall down. It took less than 15 minutes to hang them and the results were great. I leave the lights on with this tree all night so those who are out and about can enjoy it. It also is a great nightlight when you take the little dog outside at night. The dining room glows with the lights on at night.
I am frustrated that I can't find my box of brass sleigh bells. I haven't seen them for a couple of years. I know what the antique wood box looks like. I can always go back and look at them in a blog I did about them a few years ago but I want to see them in real life again.
I picked up a job today for a high school pe instructor. I waited for a while but no one seemed to want it. It isn't a full day of work and 4 out of 6 of the classes that I cover will be classroom health classes. The end is coming to the getting things done around here. We shipped off a painting and two boxes of presents yesterday and that should be the end of that.
The Christmas card situation is what it is. It gets done when I can find a free time to do it. It will be a half letter day this year rather than a full sheet. Maybe I will fill it up with photos of the grandson. We bought presents yesterday morning and we will go shopping again when I get off work today. I an assuming that I won't get work tomorrow so we can work on the list again tomorrow. We are both feeling a lot draggy right now but we will bounce back.
All the weather seems different but it is normal as we never have the same winter ever. We had a foggy morning today and it will warm up some today. I hope all are doing well today. Thanks for stopping by today.