schedule was an initial consultation with a new client (two hours) followed by a trip into
city to meet friends I met in England and then home to entertain; a cookie exchange.
Over scheduling is the worse and I am guilty of it much too often. It makes me crazy!
But, the initial consultation went very well, Holiday Tea at the Drake was the best
thing I could have done for myself . . . . such refinement and relaxation while sipping
tea, eating scones smothered with clotted cream, lemon curd and jams. What a way
to multi task and enjoy friendships! (and to think I thought about having to cancel.!)
Left the city in time to make it home with time to spare! Yikes! 'Lit' the candles in the urns, ran in the house,
threw off my coat and started my ripleys believe it
or not act!!!
A close up of the urns at night. . . OMG, could it be
that I moved my camera again??????
While putting finishing touches on that less is more tree. . . .
I just didn't make it. Made this nest and tried to set in
in the tree and it was way too big, so. . . . .( this was all
done before hand!!)
So, I sprayed an old garland with my handy 24k gold paint
and gathered by wrapping my hand with garland to create
a nest. I put some moss in the center and put in two faux eggs!
I then nestled it onto a tree branch and surrounded the nest
with birds; such a tizzy they were in as to who
could have layed these eggs . . . .
Loved using the extra large gold spheres that had to
be tucked deep into the tree (24" in diam.)
My tree finally finished before I left this morning.
The cookie exchange so much fun and a little different
from those I have done in the past . . . . .you see, all of
the cookies brought this evening will be going downtown
to the Veterans Hospital on Sunday to be shared between
over a hundred men. We will be caroling and bringing
joy to many who even most recently have returned
from Afganistan and Iraq.
I have never done this before in a hospital ward, but I
know it will be a rewarding part of the Christmas season.
After everyone left, I blew out all of the candles, sat down
with a glass of wine and felt I had completed a day that
covered all that I had started out to do. No better
way to end a day with such COMFORT AND JOY.