Hope you all are having a great holiday today. We are here at home, spending the day being very low-key. Last night Denis and I took advantage of my being home early from work to put up some of the new Christmas lights on the outside bushes. We have two big holly trees on either side of the house. A few years ago we put colored lights on the trees, and then left them there. The tree grew, needed trimming – and it got to the point where we couldn’t even see the light strings on the tree. Come tree-trimming time – well, you can guess what happened. Snip snip. Oh well. Last night we went on a mission and pulled all the lights from the tree – and by some miracle most of the strands still worked! Only one strand per tree had been cut! We put the lights back on, and also added new lights. It’s hilarious to look at the trees – one has perfectly uniform lights because we took them all off and then rehung them. On the other tree we left the old lights where they were and just threw up another strand – and it shows. No uniformity at all. *lol* The OCD in me can’t stand it, but it is what it is. If it starts to bother me enough I’ll go out there sometime this week and fix it.
As for today, believe it or not, our day started very early since we all went to bed around 9:30 p.m. last night – Denis was up before six, and CootieBoy followed soon after, also heading down before 6 a.m. I woke up about ten minutes later and by 6:25 a.m. I was heading downstairs with Dobby the Dog, who had woken me up looking for cuddles and a belly rub. CootieGirl was our late sleeper – coming downstairs sometime around 8 a.m.
We killed some time watching part of the Mythbusters marathon on Discovery Channel before the Macy’s Day Parade started. CG was anxious to watch it, but by the first 30 minutes she was bored and stopped watching. *lol* We literally spent the morning doing nothing – just hanging out. Around one I started working on the pumpkin pie while Denis got the ham ready to put in the oven. I used a new pie crust recipe – Ina Garten’s Perfect Pie Crust. It just might be perfect. It might end up being the flakiest crust I’ve ever made. I can’t wait for the pie to finish baking and dinner to be over so I can cut into it. *lol*
The rest of the day will continue to be low-key. I like low-key days.
Tomorrow and Saturday Denis and I will work on finishing the outdoor decorations and also putting up all the indoor decorations. And then it’s go-time: we go into serious party-prep mode all next week. I’m getting tired just thinking about it – but that’s why I’m going to enjoy today’s quiet as much as I can!