Or I might just be a total wacko.
Fortunately we always work through the process and the tree goes up. This year we bought a new tree, having decided that the Charlie Brown Artificial Tree could be retired. This tree is taller, allowing for more sibling rivalry over who would place the angel at the top. Somehow both kids have come to believe that it is their traditional job. Oy ve!
In this photo you can barely see the new carpet and next time there is a living room photo we hope to have taken delivery of a new sofa and loveseat (Thank you Santa!)
Today the weather brought great joy!!! The last day of November in Central Illinois and this is what we got:
Trust me, 57 degrees this time of year isn't really Normal.
To celebrate Ironing Man and I went for a walk on Constitution Trail.
More joy, in the comfort of warmer than normal temperatures.
And when we came home I finished a new mosaic project. I'm learning to use smalti, which is conducive to smaller projects and doesn't require grouting, making it perfect for winter indoor projects in the little room where I work.
Here's the project, it's about 5 x 6 inches. A simple design while I learn how to manage the smalti and the thinset which is the adhesive AND looks like grout. I didn't color the thinset this time, so it's kind of a boring gray.
Joyful joyful I adore smalti!