Our contractor finally finished up his crew's work on our house last Friday so I took some updated pictures of the remodeled spaces.
|This is the view of the living room looking toward the garden on the south side from the dining area|
|This is the dining area with what my husband calls my "Alice in Wonderland rug"|
I pulled out some of my favorite Christmas decor, spreading it through the front entry and into the living room. In deference to my husband who's something of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas, tolerating rather than celebrating it, I restrict most of my decorations to those areas of the house.
My Christmas decorations are more subdued this year than in prior years but it looks as though I won't have time to do much more this year. I had to put up a live tree of course. I've only missed doing so once in the years my husband and I've been together, and that was because we'd only just moved into this house. In fact, today marks the 9th anniversary of that move.
|The Christmas tree's in a new spot this year. It previously wouldn't have been possible to have it here as the indoor barbecue attached to the fireplace occupied a significant portion of this space.|
Our tree is an eclectic collection of ornaments accumulated over decades.
My cat Pipig is the only member of our household besides myself who really enjoys the Christmas tree. She loves the curl up under it but, following surgery for breast cancer a week ago, she's been locked up in the guest bathroom except for a brief visit to the vet for a progress check on her recovery.
The good news is that the veterinary oncologist my vet consulted feels a second surgery (to remove the mammary glands on the other side) isn't necessary. However, they're recommending chemotherapy to give her a better chance of a longer life. I'll be talking to the oncologist after the new year. Pipig's stitches are scheduled to come out Monday afternoon and she'll be freed of the sausage suit and the plastic collar she hates so much to spend as much time as she wants under the tree.
I wish you luck in realizing your own holiday wishes.
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