Christmas turned out to be a fun experience at my house yesterday. The tree was surrounded by stacks of gifts, and family filled the house. Everyone brought delicious food and while I was nervous about hosting so many people in my house, it turned out to be so much fun. Most of them left between 11pm and midnight, and Jeannie and I sat and talked until about 2am. Rocky and I slept late this morning and have been napping throughout the day. I'm relieved it all went so well, and that it is over with.
Everyone wore their pajamas to the party; everyone brought food. It was a fun and comfortable gathering and I believe everyone really enjoyed it.
Tree and presents: (Click on photo to enlarge)I
I know most people keep their calendars on their phones these days, but I'm an exception. I love to hang a large calendar on my fridge, with all my appointments and pertinent notes scribbled in for each date. Every year I always receive calendars from several different places - this past year I have been using one sent to me from the Arbor Day Foundation. To date I haven't received one single calendar, so I bought my own. I'm going to love using it, as it features my very favorite dog!
I want to mention a product I used to clean and shine my old, worn-out, ugly hardwood floors. It didn't hide some of the worst spots, but as you can see in the first photo above, it looks pretty good. Even after having a large crowd last night including my dog as well as Ara's puppy, the floor still looks pretty good. I have enough left for at least one more, possibly two, applications. I'm not sure how long this will last before needing another treatment, but I'm very happy with it - the product is called Rejuvenate Floor Renewer - and includes a bottle of product for wood furniture as well. It sure improves the look of my coffee table.
I hope you all had a very happy holiday (if you are one who celebrates it). I'm feeling so good about Christmas this year I'm even thinking about making a couple of serious New Year's resolutions, which is something I've rarely done in the past.
The best of the season to all of you.