We did get the tree decorated... mostly. Lights and ornaments are on, but may need a little more red trim...
|Ghost checking out tree|
And we did put out a red wood box with "Merry Christmas!" on it on the front porch and filled it with hay... for any feral visitors who might need a place to rest. And since we had a few days of 30 F temps, we put the heat lamps out on the back porch.
I ordered our Christmas cards, and sent out a few packages, but am still behind on some things. Hope to get to Christmas baking next week.
Concerning my pottery, the soap dishes came out fine, and I'm OK with my leaf vase, but my cat sculpture blew up in the kiln... at least that's what I was told. It didn't actually blow up, but cracked in several places and although the instructor put it on the shelf so I could see it Saturday, it disappeared Friday. Things do tend to disappear off the shelves at the studio as there are tons of people around taking classes and anyone can walk through.
|clay critters - these have been blackbirded... and are being fired one final time|
Well, that's about the news here on my home-front. I'm hoping to keep Christmas low key and 'kind'... if that makes any sense. We don't have a lot of money to spend and really, most of us don't need anything. We're not rich financially, but we're plenty rich when it comes to family and love.
Love the idea of "pay it forward" and ever since someone insisted on giving us $20 a few years ago to help feed the feral cats (which we do anyway), we've tried to pass it on. This year we gave to both our SPCA as well as one in Ontario, Canada (thank you Natalie)... and I like the idea of tipping $20 (even if your meal didn't cost that) around Christmas for all those who have to work long hours during the holidays. It's a little thing, but...
Have a great week!