I usually go overboard decorating for Christmas, but for obvious reasons, this year I have limited my decorating. Still, my house is very festive. This lovely arrangement came from my guild quilting friends.
My Christmas quilts are out and my holiday wall hangings abound.
Yesterday morning I ventured out to do some Christmas shopping for my young cousins, and I also made a quick stop at Michael's where I picked up these white flowers to add to my wreath.
When my cousin Kristin came for Ladies Lunch on Wednesday with her girls and their two friends, they brought up this small white tree from the basement and added the White House ornaments. (I usually put up two big trees: one in the living room and one on the sun porch, but not this year . . . next year.)
They also brought up my nativity set which had originally belonged to my dad's sisters. It's a beautiful set, and it wouldn't be Christmas if this wasn't on display.
Besides Ladies Lunch with my cousins, I also went to a holiday lunch with the Dancing Queens at the Scarlet Oak Tavern on Tuesday. There were ten lovely ladies present. Wednesday night I had dinner with my quilting friends. I know what you are wondering. Aren't you doing too much? No, my doctor said that at this point I have no restrictions, and I figure that I can be just as sore and uncomfortable surrounded by friends as I would be sitting home watching TV. After all, it's hard to keep a good woman down. :-)
Update: As it turns out, I've decided to do nothing this weekend which meant missing a holiday meeting of the Herring Run Guild. Since it has only been three weeks since my surgery, I thought it might be prudent to kick back and do nothing. I do intend to go to church tomorrow, but then come home and settle in to watch the Patriots play in Miami. The Pats have problems playing there for some reason; hopefully, that will not be the case this time.
Have a wonderful week.