Yesterday we woke up to a winter wonderland--well sort of, there was snow on the ground and it was snowing heavily, looking like a great snow day. The federal government was closed, schools were closed, even the never-closed libraries were closed. It was Walt's birthday, so he took off for his traditional run on his birthday, something he does every year. He really likes to run in the snow, especially when it is still snowing, so he was happy and felt good. By early afternoon the snow had stopped and the town plows were starting to make the rounds, so about 3 pm we decided to go to the nursery and pick out our tree.
|Birthday boy off for a run|
Why are Christmas trees never easy? Usually it's the lights that cause problems, but this year once we got the tree into the stand and into the house, I started pouring water into the stand and it totally poured out of the bottom--the bottom had a leak. After soaking up all the water on the carpet with towels, we had to take the tree out of the stand, back into the garage, drive to Home Depot hoping to find a new stand (we did), then start all over again. No lights or decorations yet, that fun is for tonight.
On Sunday I made a few outdoor pots for the front steps, using greens from my yard and a few branches of winterberry that I bought at a nursery. I love how they turned out. They looked especially great in the snow.