The weather has been very mild this year, at least so far. We've had some snow, but as of last week, most of it has melted. A white Christmas was always an ideal of mine when I was a child, but now I'm just fine with the way things are.
The baking is done along with the candy-making, neither of which was necessary, but yet somehow comforting to accomplish.
We took advantage of the warm weather and decorated outside in mid-November. I admit, it's far easier to decorate urns with dried hydrangeas and greenery when the soil isn't frozen solid. Tips to remember for next year. Copying some trends on urn decorating, I cut down some saplings and spray painted them white to mimic birch branches. The nice thing about them is they can be reused for years.
I've sat out on the front porch almost every night this month listening to the owls in the woods and enjoying the sound of the wind in the pines.