What's new from the patio? Most of our activities have been inside, although there were a few final moments out there on Sunday. A few last minute things to get stuffed into the garden shed before the snow comes blowing in. Oh I ache to be out there again, sitting on the patio with my tea & a good book (insert heavy sigh here).
Thursday saw me with a new big decision to make. Let me give you some background to that decision. I was preparing to send off my few homemade Christmas cards for December 1st - my attempts are/were nothing like some of those gorgeous stamped cards I see being created on "your" blog ... anyway, I was licking the envelopes shut when I noticed red on the envelopes, then I noticed that there was some sort of red drool from me! I had cut my tongue on an envelope & now I was bleeding all over the cards I had made. My decision - do you think anyone would notice or care about a streak of red on the card/envelope? In the end I had to toss. Tongues bleed easily & a lot plus it hurts when you get a paper cut on it.
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This weekend saw us attending a new to us live Christmas concert Saturday night, The Barra MacNeils - a Canadian Celtic group. We enjoyed the old world carols sung in Scottish Gaelic along with a few jigs. While I could not understand the words to those sung in Gaelic, several of the carols are favourites so I know the jest of the song & the music, ah the music takes me to that place of Christmas anticipated magic.
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I spent most of Sunday afternoon baking squares (bars) & cookies; 3 types of squares (bars) & 2 types of cookies. This is definitely a hygge activity - the house smelt amazingly & I felt all domestic.
I have a new pair of Christmas socks. I personally do not think there is any such thing as an ugly Christmas sweater, but these socks pay homage to that belief.
I will see you later with 5 in 5 on the 5th. I hope everyone has a great week - my Christmas cards are going to be late this year.