Over the weekend I hung a wreath on the front door, which looks quite rust-coloured in this photo but is more of a warm red. Haven't gotten around to the bow yet, but I clipped a little bird to a branch.
I puttered in the living room, too, hanging a garland of folded paper stars over the mirror, and strewing some simple candles and pinecones along the mantel. To three little artificial trees I clipped more cheery red birds.
There have been few opportunities for taking photos. It's dark when I leave for work in the morning and mostly dark when I return. The Grade 8s and 9s are getting squirrellier (spell-check does not like this word) by the minute as the Christmas break approaches. Next week I'll be trying to engage their attention with Christmas vocabulary (French for the 8s and Spanish for the 9s). Let's hope it works.
Last night, just before heading off to bed, I took a look outside and saw the most beautiful sight - fat snowflakes falling fast. I was so excited that I lay awake for a long while thinking about snow and hoping it would last. I awoke in the night and got up to look out the window. The snow had stopped falling, but I could see the lawn and streets were covered. However, during the wee hours a bit of rain fell and then froze. What crunchiness ensued!
And no snow day. I was so hopeful. Perhaps we'll have more snow. We have had none for several years, so this is quite thrilling - to me. Others are not so thrilled. But surely we can get excited about snow when we know it won't last more than a week, at best.
How are your preparations coming? Do you like snow?