Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tree and Cake

Without the Holiday Homes tour to prod me into decorating, I have nothing done.  I have removed the so-called easter decorations (Alice and Humpty Dumpty tchotchkes) but that's not much is it? I adore my Christmas decorations but it is a real pain to get them all out.

I don't have a wreath because the boy scout didn't come around this year. The boy scout's mother is selling succulent wreaths on Facebook and, while beautiful, they look too heavy to hang and are very expensive. I may cobble something together from vines in the yard. They are no longer dusty since we've had a couple decent rain storms.

Well, Ernest is back! So I roped him into helping get a tree.  It's amazing what you can fit into his little car. He is so happy to have the chance to drive a car again! 

This is where the tree is right now. 

Handy's birthday is tomorrow, so I need to hunt down a recipe. He decided on Boston Cream Pie, not because Ernest was coming from Boston, but because he remembered getting slices of it as a child. Since Frank (the baking one) is working and Ernest is gallivanting around in his car, it will probably be up to me to make the cake.

Tree and cake are my two goals for the next two days.

I am a little concerned about how Tiny will react to the tree. She is such a curious cat.


Cassi Renee said...

We finally got our outside lights up this past weekend, and we're hoping we can still find a tree this coming weekend. Construction in the living room will hopefully be done by Saturday, so we're going to look on Sunday. This has been kind of a weird Christmas season so far.

Boston Cream Pie sounds wonderful! I hope it turns out great :-)

Common Household Mom said...

I appreciate seeing other people's decorations, since we put up hardly anything. And yes, it's even more minimal this year since I am not doing the Holiday Homes tour.

I hope the pie-cake turns out well, and happy birthday!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Ah, such a busy holiday season :)

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Someday when I am not working, I might actually go all-out with the holiday decorations. Or not. (It might be age!) Right now the decor on display is mostly courtesy of teenagers, but we are also lacking a wreath due to the regular sellers not appearing.

Happy belated birthday to Handy, joyous homecoming to Ernest, and MMmmmmm... Boston Cream Pie.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

We didn't decorate much at all this year. Maybe better next year. I'm glad you have your family together and I hope you enjoy each other's company! And I hope your cat leaves your tree alone. Ours is climbing and harrassing ours.