The tree is done for the moment. Almost. There are a few bare spots, and the mouse that looked so little in the store now looks too big for the tree. We own too many animals also. From my father’s bear to the bear I found in the store last year, there are way too many critters crowding round the base of the tree. Perhaps one or two of them can go to new homes after the holiday. In the mean time, they all make me smile.
The crèche is up. I love Mexican tin work, and these are truly fun. But no presents are wrapped. I inch toward a gathering on the 18th.