#1,807 Post-Thanksgiving/Pre-Christmas/Day Off.

Well, it was kind of a day off. We slept late, went in to work for a few hours to ship some orders, took a walk, read on the porch. It was a perfectly easy Friday that we rarely get to relish.

We pulled out all the Christmas boxes and started the work of decking the halls. Once Jim and Mal could leave work, we loaded up and headed to the Christmas tree farm to cut down the beauties we tagged last week.

And tonight we finished everything but the ornaments. For now, there’s this.

Christmas.

It feels like warm cookies just to say it, doesn’t it?


Erin

Friday, November 28th, 2014

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7 thoughts on “#1,807 Post-Thanksgiving/Pre-Christmas/Day Off.

  1. Oh, Christmas. Be still my heart. We don't put up the Christmas tree until after next week, because the 6th of December is a very special day here in Belgium: Saint Nicholas (not really the same as Santa, but rather similar, except we actively try to keep the kids believing in him until they're at least eight or nine). So, the 6th traditionally brings ginger cookies (I had to translate that word), chocolate, mandarines and heaps of presents if you're lucky and your parents still keep up with the tradition (mine do, even though I'm 25). I can't wait until I have kids of my own to get that tradition going. Yay!

    Anyway, so: Christmas tree. That will have to wait until after next weekend, but then it'll be full-on Christmas spirit here. Baking, hot chocolate, presents that sneak up underneath the tree, trying to work out a planning for the 24th and 25th, anticipating on the midnight Mass… Love it. Really do. So jealous that you guys have already started!

    • What?!?! How did I not know that other countries celebrate on the 6th? That's so cool! Ben wants an old world-style Santa costume for taking photos with our nieces and nephews, which is more the look of your Saint Nicholas I would imagine?

    • Well, not really the same. Our Saint NIcholas is really a saint, hence the mitre (I hope I spell this correctly) and the other outfit. Hold on, here is a link: /Users/camillecooreman/Downloads/hqdefault.jpg/ (if it doesn't work, just Google 'Sinterklaas', that's our name for him. And yes, he has black helpers, but that's because they always go through the chimney and can't get the soot off anymore, nothing racial at all).
      As far as I know, it's mostly Belgium and The Netherlands who celebrate the man, but we love him here.

  2. It looks beautiful so far! We had our first snowfall here in Nova Scotia last night which put me in the mood to decorate. My husband pulled up the first of about 20 boxes this morning. I can't wait to get started!

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