Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas preparations

Yesterday I made the dreaded trip to the post office to mail our Christmas packages. I went mid-afternoon and surprisingly it wasn't too bad - hallelujah! For the past 4 or 5 years we've sent Christmas goodie boxes to the aunts and uncles - things like holiday coffee/tea/cocoa/cider, Christmas guest soaps, a kitchen towel, yummy scented candles, and/or some sort of sweet treat. I send them out early in December so that they have most of the Christmas season to enjoy the festive scents/flavors and so that the post office can't charge me an arm and leg to get the boxes there before Christmas.

My aunt in Chicago gets a little something extra each year and this year I decided to make her a scarf for the cold, midwest winter. It's a key-hole scarf so that you can pull one end through the other and it won't slip off your neck when it's windy.

Today I've spent the day at home working on my massive Christmas to-do list. We got a couple of inches of snow last night and while the sun is out now and the roads are probably perfectly fine, it's still a great day to stay at home.

This morning I spent a couple of hours working on our Christmas cards while listening to Christmas music.

The view out our kitchen window was white and Christmasy and so pretty. Jasmine found a great spot for hiding out and keeping an eye on the squirrels outside. She tucked herself under the Christmas tree and behind a gift - have I mentioned how cute I think this kitty is?

This afternoon I baked a batch of brownies which I am planning to indulge in later with a scoop of peppermint ice cream on top. Along with tall glass of milk - it's the perfect afternoon snack! :)

Hope your Tuesday has been a good one...


Faith said...

I think you look cute with that fabulous scarf!

petrii said...

Oh I love that picture of you in the scarf ~~ so cute!!!!!

How nice of you to take the time out to personalize those gifts. I love the personal touch.

Have a Blessed evening,

Gretchen said...

Nice gift ideas, and beautiful scarf, Laura. I don't think the picture is bad at all--you're smiling, and the scarf looks great.