December is finally here, and I myself am the one who is a little bit late on posting this.
Eleanor and I were supposed to go home for Thanksgiving, which NEVER gets to happen usually so we were excited, but due to weather predicted (accurately) at home, we were stuck in Nebraska. We made the best of it, sans turkey, and it turned out just fine. We had several friends offer seats at their tables with their families, for which I am so grateful. Eleanor, however, had other ideas and she was dead-set on having lasagna and green beans. So, for Thanksgiving dinner we had...you guessed it...lasagna and green beans.
We lounged around all day in our jammies, watching movies and reading books, had dinner, watched more movies, and read more books. Pretty relaxing, perfect day if I do say so myself.
On to Friday! I despise Black Friday. Absolute abhor it and everything it stands for. Not to mention, I kind of don't really like people, so I will pay full price for something if I want it badly enough, just so I can avoid crazy shoppers. Luckily there is also nothing I need, so it was a win-win.
Looking ahead, Eleanor and I go home for a week or two every Christmas, so we do not get a tree. Santa always finds a special place to leave gifts when Eleanor is at her dad's on Christmas Eve/Day, so she gets to open those and then off we go.
As has happened every year, friends tag me in photos of beautifully decorated Christmas Book Trees. Not trees decorated with books. A TREE made OUT OF books. I have always loved the idea, but have never had the time to make one.
So, guess what Friday was for, BESIDES more jammies/movies/reading time?
TIME FOR MAKING A BOOK TREE!
We had so much fun building this thing, had to restart a couple times, but in the end we both liked the result. We even had more books than we needed, which came as a huge surprise to me. Eleanor made a star to go at the top, and I made her stay in the living room while I wrapped up her gifts to put around it. (Big surprise, several of her gifts are...)
Sarah and Eleanor