Well, this week I made some personal progress with the C word. I can almost say the C word now. I think I am kind of up to "Christ___" so about 2/3 of the way to accepting the whole word is upon me. I am doing my best.
This week I purchased a real, live, fresh, beautifully scented evergreen wreath, waiting to be decked out with some suitably hand crafted stitchy-ribbony additions and hung on my front door.
I also bought some gorgeous leafy clementines :: oh how I love love love these fruits!
The extra expensive ones that still have their glossy green leaves
attached just have to leap into my shopping trolley. They are the very
essence of Chris the season.
By the way, apologies for the very crumpled state of my blue cloth! I usually have this square of blue on my coffee table (it's a cotton napkin) because I adore the colour and it makes a great background colour for photographing things. I had to hunt for the cloth this morning because it had gone missing, and I eventually found it scrunched up in a ball down the side of the sofa. Harumph :: obviously the doing of my husband. He says bits of cloth get in his way, and it was obviously removed by him when the coffee table was being used for a heated game of dominoes last night.
As well as bright citrus, another definite must-have for the season is a bowl of nuts. I just love to sit and crack nuts (note to self :: must purchase an additional pair of nutcrackers to prevent the daily ritual of fighting with J over who gets to do the cracking)
I have purchased suitable paper napkins look...
And it's almost time to go down to the cellar and retrieve the Boxes of Decorations, of which there are five. And they are all large boxes. I have an impressive decoration collection.
So I may even be able to show you my house decked out in all it's Chri seasonal finery, may even be able to say the whole C word by Monday. I'll give it my best.