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Monday, December 07, 2020


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Susie at pbmGarden

Your decorations are beautiful and tasteful. Love the beautiful ceramic bowl. It's a good reminder to celebrate even though holidays aren't what we're used to. (I dressed up on my birthday this summer and it really made the day seem special.)

Linda Brazill

SUSIE — Hope you are doing well. It's been a long year. We need all the lights and cheer we can find. 

Jane Strong

I like your attitude. Me, I am making all the traditional and some non-traditional foods but spreading them out over days and weeks while saving a serving or two in the freezer or fridge until the day comes to eat them all together. I like Thanksgiving better than Christmas.

Kris P

I think you and Mark have the right attitude. I hauled my husband out yesterday, just as dusk was setting in, to pick up a Christmas tree before our new stay-at-home order went into effect at midnight. I can't say I feel much like decorating at the moment but at least I have the tree (currently sitting in water on the back patio). I've only missed putting up a tree once in my life and it didn't seem right to compound the unpleasantness of this year by skipping it a second time.


Your decorations are lovely. We got a tree last week, and I decorated the mantel and the top of the piano. I hung our son's stocking with the rest of ours, even though he will be staying in Denver because 2020. I'm trying to plan fun things for the three of us to do. I am glad Alex is staying put, but I know I will start to feel a bit sad as we get closer to Christmas. Wishing you and Mark all the best! P.S. I have started Barack Obama's A Promised Land, and am thoroughly enjoying it. I will be dipping in and out as library holds arrive for me.


Very nice holiday decorations, Linda. I hope you are staying safe and warm. My dad is staying with us, so the three of us are sharing nice stories and traditions. I don't know if my kids will be able to join us this year. :(

Nell Lancaster

Agree completely. I started with an advent wreath, and am following up with magnolia leaves and a big red & gold bow in a crock on the front porch. We'll be cutting down a seedling cedar as we've done for the past few years (they're weeds in the fencerows and field), and this year I'm in a mood to load it up with lights and ornaments.

danger garden

Love the bead tree. You say it's one of a pair purchased many years ago. Do you still have the second?

Linda Brazill

LOREE — Still have its partner. But I figured those little houses should stay put and I would only use one of them. Got your book and am very impressed.

Linda Brazill

KRISTIN — We are having a very quiet holiday — especially compared to last year when we were party central at our house.  I remember when I first moved to  Madison, knew no one and had no money to get home. Those were some of the last solo/quiet holidays I remember. 

The Obama book is on my list. I am reading online via our library system and also ordering books for curbside pickup. What a lifesaver the library is this year. And I've purchased from two indie bookstores in town as well. An embarrassment of riches.

Linda Brazill

NELL — I love the idea of cutting down something on your property. Definitely can't have too many baubles or lights this year. I just ordered a pair of candlesticks from a local glassblower having a sale. Curbside pickup.

Linda Brazill

KRIS — I remember the times I did not have a tree, even if I can't recall much about the trees I did have over the years. You won't regret getting one. Even If you just put some lights on it or put it out and decorate it for the birds.

Lisa at Greenbow

Of course you need some Christmas decor and it is lovely. Even tho you are only two you deserve beauty of the season in your home.

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