Things around here are settling back into a somewhat "normal" routine again. HB's job finished up just before Thanksgiving so he's been home ever since and that means we're back to sharing the computer each day. That's why I haven't been posting much over the past few days!
Just so you all won't feel too bad, the temperature didn't stay warm very long! We're back to afternoon highs in the 60's, which isn't all that bad considering what some of you have, but those 70's were sure nice while they lasted! We even got a smidgen of rain but not nearly enough to make a difference around here.
I've been trying to get a good photo of our Christmas tree but I'm just not a good photographer! I finally just took one with my little Kodak but it doesn't do the tree justice. In person, it has a frosty, somewhat magical appearance when the lights are on but I just couldn't capture it. So this is just a "flat" photo of the tree....
And here's a close-up....
We decorate this tree with red and gold ornaments and I always put up the red drapes in the living room and dining room. We have a smaller tree in the family room that has all different colors of ornaments on it....some that are really old including one blue glass ornament that was on my very first ever Christmas tree when I was only a few months old. It's just a plain ornament, no decorative stuff or anything and it's very fragile. My mom always told me the story about my first tree. It was 1943, during WWII and things were scarce. My Great-Uncle Dan insisted that I had to have a tree for my first Christmas and he spent the day out looking for the tree and the lights and ornaments to decorate it. This was quite a thing for him to do especially since he had a wooden leg.....it always fascinated me! I can just see him tromping around looking for stuff for a tree!! All he could find were plain blue glass ornaments so that's what I had. But I had a tree!! And I've had a tree just about every Christmas since then with the exception of a few years when we were in the RV traveling around and there wasn't room for one! And last year when I was Mrs. Scrooge!!
The only piece of art I can show you right now is one of my trees that I re-did. I had drawn the original on just a piece of sketch paper so I did this one on Bristol and once again it's too big for the scanner bed and it cuts off the black edging I did but you can see most of it.
I did this one with India ink markers but the black still isn't as solid as I would like it to be. Better, but not quite there yet. I will keep trying things until I find what I want!