Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away. The abandoned son is returning from the desert for the feast this year. This makes for a much happier mom, that's for sure.
In fact, we've actually started decorating, for the first time ever.
Most of the Halloween/Harvest decor is still around; I just took down the stripey stockings. They are safely tucked away for next year.
The little Halloween tree received a wee make-over today as I added a string of red lights.
It started out as a silly little idea really, but we are now planning to keep it up all year round, changing the lights to match the season. I stocked up on different colors when I ran an errand today.
It's amazing what a little light will do to create some atmosphere!
We also had our first little snowfall of the year. It was really only flurries, which makes it pretty to watch, but not at all a hassle to drive in.
It makes me very thankful indeed that I don't live in the western Dakotas right now!
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