In one month's time, all the decorations will be down! Now there's a thought.
Today Jim went off to teach the silver surfers in Ennis and I waited in for the carpenter. He didn't come. I left a terse message on the builder's answerphone but haven't heard from him. I was so upset that later on, Jim rang and left an ever terser message. Grrrrr.
Real or Artificial?
I have always been a 'real' tree fan, in spite of the needles all over the floor. However, this year we decided we would take the plunge and buy an artificial one. I know it's not the same and you don't get that lovely smell, but it'll help save the planet a very tiny bit. Well, when we opened the box, this is what we found:
Hmm, where do I start?
Now this has to be the strangest photo I have ever taken. Jim seems to have sprouted horns!! He was bemused by all the tree pieces too.
I thought it looked a bit bald!
Oooh, that looks better. The decorations will come down from the loft tomorrow, then I'll photograph it again.
It's 7' tall and, as artificial trees go, I think it's rather splendid.
It was Jack's nativity play at Play School today. He was one of the three wise men. Sam took some photos on her mobile so I'll share them here:
Jack in green far right.
Jack was singing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and playing the triangle. Who says boys can't multi-task??
Jason and Kitty watching Jack.
Back home, I just love the following photo of Jack making Kitty laugh:
Isn't it brilliant?
Yesterday, our friends Ivor and Maureen had a big family turkey dinner. Jason, Sam, Jack and Kitty went, together with Jason's uncle David, his wife Sue and various others. Sam took this lovely photo of David and Sue with Kitty:
Pretty in pink.
Jim and I have been painting the spare bedroom, which we will then move into as soon as the skirting board is done. It'll be so lovely to actually get into one of the rooms properly! Also, the room we sleep in now will be Jim's office and he is naturally anxious to move in there. We have to do quite a bit of work first, but at least we'll be able to get started once the bed's out.
My daughter K is in New York this week with her partner Luisa, visiting Luisa's 93 year old Dad. Apparently he's very frail now and the visit is a bit tinged with sadness. At least they are able to go.
That's about it for today. Short and sweet. Happy Monday everyone.