Friday, December 04, 2015

a fine Friday

Good morning, cheepers! It's going to be a fine day!

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Sunshine in the morning...

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Breakfast in the sun room...

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Then, in an unusual scheduling twist, Snowdrop comes to the farmhouse to play.

Hi Snowdrop!

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Ready to read? Oh, that one again? Well, okay.

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She is not here for long. After feeding the cheepers, after a nap and lunch, we pick up her mom and we drive to the Forestry Department's annual tree sale. Balsams!

Puzzled - yes, of course. Why are there all these trees inside a big barn??  But with reassurance, she gets into the spirit of things.

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The tree is loaded, we come to Snowdrop's home and the unpacking of holiday decorations begins. The Nativity scene!

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And the quilted tree skirt -- a real favorite!

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And the tree. My daughter puts out treats for us tree trimmers. Goldie the cat is coaxed into several bits of prosciutto.

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Here are the young parents: jovial and spirited.

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And here is Snowdrop, loving her very own gingerbread man.

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(When she sees us eating pizza, she switches her allegiance. Good bye ginger bread man, hello leftover pizza crust.)

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The tree is up, trimmed, lit. Snowdrop has been such a good kid during the entire saga. She deserves a pause, an explanation, a reassurance that this is not the beginning of a weird disequilibrium where trees enter houses and grownups wear reindeer antlers and fur trimmed hats for no discernible purpose.

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She accepts our reassurance. She is happy. We are happy.

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The tree is up. Our whole family will gather by it during the holidays. For now I pack up the leftover pizza and bring it home to the farmhouse.