The tree is in the window.
The lights are on the tree and twinkling.
The small ornaments, mostly things a baby would like and that are non-breakable are glowing red and gold in the light.
I found a gold filigree Christmas tree in a shop in NJ , years and years ago .. it was sitting on a table with sale items.
fI had to have it. It looks like an antique, it is very graceful looking and looks good no matter where I put it.
It looked lovely in Argentina on a tall chest with candles , it looked good on a coffee table ..
. with tiny sparkling fairy lights twinkling in the dark.
So far the cats are completely disinterested.
I just wanted something in the house to be festive.
I want my grand baby to see it and smile .. to find little toys , perfect for little boys under that tree.. or next to it.. and the cats can't eat it .
So now I have a massive wreath on the front door with a red bow .. very plain .. a gold filigree tree on the coffee table, and a small green tree twinkling in the bay window.
My job is done.
Tonight I am going to relax with the cats, maybe have some egg drop soup and make lists .. or maybe I won't even make lists.
Maybe I will pretend that my world is absolutely normal, the way it always was and I don't need a list.
Just for a few hours .. let me pretend that everything is the way it was ...
If I can figure out the camera , I will be posting Minette and Merlin Christmas photos soon.
Be sure to mark it on your Calendar ..