Creating cards for clients
Painting a gift image.
Taking grandkids to meet the Grinch.
In between there are days of weather you just can't work around. This season, we've been hit with the proverbial "wintry mix" more than once which causes all kinds of havoc with client scheduling and trying to get things done in your own household.
As we wind down to the final days of the year, and with Christmas coming this weekend, here's a peek at what gets done at our house.
Decking the Halls
We found a new tree farm this year: Z's Trees.
Not only do they have lovely, well pruned fir and evergreen trees, but they are friendly and helpful. Z's is run by a young man who is still in high school and had a vision. We like to encourage young people, so off we went to grab our Concolor Fir. Z's also sells Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce and Blue Spruce trees. They open the first week of December and stay open through December 23rd. Z's is located at 200 Endless View Lane, Mehoopany. Phone: 570-721-3668.
The tree is just perfect, and our cats have not even thought about "adjusting" any ornaments this year. It smells like oranges! (Added benefit!)
If you bookmark this post for next year, CLICK HERE for a rundown of all tree farms in the Endless Mountains.
The Actual Halls
This year, I am trying to clean out my attic. So in between clients and gift shopping and editing and decorating, I am also throwing. Boxes. From the attic.
While doing this I found a few things I haven't seen in a while, and gave them a chance to be a part of Christmas decorations this year.
Lilah, decided she would volunteer to help me showcase the hall stairway.
Speaking of nooks, we do have some spaces that hold memories of loved ones who have passed on.
The little Christmas tree next to the angel sign was made from...wait for it...the protective corners of picture frames. It's a by-product of buying so many frames during the year. Painted and glued together, they make a great project for kids to be a part of the decorating process.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule or just the festive time of the year, from my family to yours, we wish you the best your season has to offer!
I found this Kindness Calendar early in December and have been trying to follow some of the days when I can. I plan to print it out for next year and start on December 1st to spread some holiday kindness. It's also a good teaching tool for kids.
I am not a part of the blog circle this week, but will be rejoining for the last post of 2022 next week. Tune in. This blog was created entirely on my phone and laptop, due to a computer crash on my main unit. Luckily, I did have a back up editing set up to finish out my season. You just can't plan enough.
Merry Merry everyone!