Yes, the countdown has begun.....
Yesterday, I managed to assemble THE TREE.
My task for later today is decorate it. And then work on falling in love with it. LOL. The lady at the store tried to tell me how to bend and arrange the branch tips to accommodate the ornaments hanging nicely. This guy has waited in my china cabinet all year. He was a gift last year, and I had no tree at all last year - so he's waited quite awhile for a proper display. Most of our ornaments are Hallmarks - and some kind of heavy. I am concerned, but hoping it works out ok.
I do have to think/remember the benefits of an artificial tree. One large one is that Sofee seems to be getting over her allergies. She has not had any antihistamines for 4 or 5 days, with minimal problems. She is normally doing better about now, and the real tree sets her back for another month or so. So, for that.....I LOVE this tree!
She had her semi-annual vet appointment last week. Now that she is a "senior" (7 1/2 yrs of age I guess is that magic number), she needs to go every 6 months. Yearly blood work is advised, along with all the regular stuff. She has a potassium deficiency, so she is now on a banana regiment. She loves it! Her weight is down to 3LB 13 oz though....not sure why, but the vet was not concerned. She's enjoying the extra kibble I'm giving her. She passed her dental exam....those daily teeth bushing sessions are paying off. I'm trying to avoid anesthetic for dental cleaning if possible - she's so tiny.
The knitting content can't be shared this week. Holiday knitting, you know...... but trust me, I was productive! I need to finish the beaded bracelet for my DIL today, so that I can send it in their Christmas box - which I want to mail out tomorrow. I must admit that I have procrastinated where it comes to that project. I just need to do it.
And, I've been dreaming of my next project, after the holidays. Do you have an all-time favorite project? I do. Totally enjoyed the process, and it's my favorite item to wear.
Off to decorate that tree...... Enjoy YOUR countdown. :)