This is the absolute weirdest November weather I can remember having in a long time. I’m not complaining, I think it’s great. Today it’s above zero and sunny, the only snow in sight the big blob that’s left of a snowman in the back yard. And that was from a brief snowfall that turned itself into water in less than a day. I see pictures of all the snow in the east and the north and it doesn’t seem real to me at all. I’m sure we’re in for a rude awakening before the month is over, but right now I can’t even think about Christmas. It looks bizarre to me that people have already put up their outdoor lights and lit up their Christmas trees. And the Christmas music in stores, annoying at the best of times, is doubly so when the weather won’t co-operate. The holiday season is supposed to be all about snowdrifts and bitter cold and staying inside by the fire with a hot drink in hand, admiring the twinkling lights and being thankful that you don’t have to drive anywhere.
The new furniture was delivered yesterday, and of course it looks completely different from how I saw it in the showroom, but in a good way. It took an incredible length of time to get it all unwrapped from it’s layers of cardboard and foam and plastic wrap, and to remove the staples and tags and papery ribbons holding the little extra decorative cushions in place. Then Kenzie and I had to take pictures, and try to think of various important reasons to sit on it. So that’s our anniversary/Christmas present for the next five years or so, I suppose. Now I know the loveseat should probably have been a second chair, because it’s much bigger than I thought it was going to be in our little living room, and all of the pieces take up all of the space. But that’s also good, since now putting up the Christmas tree looks to be impossible, never mind that I haven’t felt at all like doing it yet, and might just skip it altogether this year anyway, even without such a great excuse.
The Chair (complete with beautiful live model demonstrating it’s comfy features….)
How’s that for a variety of lighting situations! My wall is NOT usually orange, I swear. We did some serious reading together curled up on the couch – got through two complete “Magic Tree House” Jack and Annie stories.
We did a lot of other things this weekend too, but the lack of pictures of anything else just means we were having too much fun to take any I guess.