Hard to believe we are at the end of another year. It is difficult to get in the Christmas /winter mood when our yard is green, the temperatures in the upper 50-60 degrees, and no inkling of snow in the forecast.
We just returned from a trip up north to visit family for Thanksgiving. It was easy to feel like Christmas is only 21 days away up there. Winter coats, long underwear, and lots of hot tea. It is a shock to the system to return to this balmy weather. I love to visit home, but it is so hard to get back into the swing of things. We always bring back a lot of stuff, clothes from the outlet stores, great finds from the thrift store, and various Christmas gifts. Now the rush is on to finish shopping, decorating and everything else completed before December 24!