Big weekend. Here's the basic run-down:
- Finished placemats
- Mailed Secret Santa gifts to HPNY
- Bought Christmas tree
- Saw owl
- Ate sweet potato fries
- Went to breakfast with friends
- Had tea and chocolate from Portugal
- Decorated house for Christmas
Please check out Number Four. Yes, that's right.
I SAW THE OWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my goodness, I am beside myself with joy.
I didn't tell you that Kev saw the owl a few nights ago when he went running. Oh, I was so mad. But he assured me I would see him, and Saturday night, as we were bringing in the Christmas tree, I happened to look up in our oak tree and there he was. It was too dark to get a good picture, but there he is in the photo below, eyes a-glow. A real owl. In MY tree. We have named him Octavio. There is a chance he should be called Octavia...there is really no way to tell for sure.
You may ask, Tara, now what do you have to look forward to? Your quest has ended. Certainly you feel let down.
Not at all, my friends. Now I just want to see more and more owls. Keep 'em comin'.
Happy happy happy.
Back to Christmas...as you can see from the picture at the top, we put up our tree. We got a real one this year since we won't be travelling. It's taking a while to get the thing finished. We put it up Saturday, put the lights on it last night, and we'll do the ornaments tonight. We have to do things in stages with the Peanut around. She knows the #1 Christmas Tree Rule: No Touchin'. But time will tell if she can resist the temptation. In that picture, we asked her to show us the angel...she is pointing, although it unfortunately looks like she's shooting the bird!
I have been awake since 4:47 am. That is why I have time for all this blogging. We have to go to the Peanut's 18 month doctor visit today and that means shots. I'm taking her for ice cream when it's over. We're both gonna need a treat.
I hope you all had a nice weekend and enjoyed that we finally have some cold weather. I'm officialy declaring Winter and putting the flip-flops away.