Our bare Christmas tree, left; bins of decorations and ornaments, right
Now that we have successfully made it through Thanksgiving, the time has come to deck the halls (and the house) in preparation for Christmas. The idea that the holidays are a time of planning, stress, and not nearly enough sleep is an understatement.
I brought down all of our Christmas decorations from the attic early this week and after getting the tree put up, it proceeded to stand there and mock me for the three days it took me to properly string lights on it. This was my first year stringing the lights myself, and about 30 minutes into the job I proceeded to declare that there would be no Christmas.
I did get the lights on the tree eventually, though. Last night, after the above picture was taken. Today’s to-do list consists of getting the ornaments put on the tree and unloading the massive amount of decorations I seem to have accumulated throughout the years from those bins and putting them up around the house. Wish me luck!
First major snowfall of the season; November 26, 2013
November has brought on a myriad of different types of weather. There were a few days in the beginning of the month where it felt like spring again and the last of the fall leaves were still clinging to the trees. This was followed by frost and two hail storms. Yesterday winter really made its presence known, bringing on the first major snowfall of the season. We got about four inches in total, and this morning some of it had melted and turned to ice. Can’t wait to see what tonight and tomorrow morning will bring since we have plans that involve driving for Thanksgiving.
Winters here in Pennsylvania can be pretty intense. They start early and feel like a never-ending cycle of frost, below-freezing temperatures, thick sheets of ice-covered everything, and frequent snow storms. Ideally, we would all likely spend the winter months cozied up inside with the heat blaring, but sometimes we are left with no other choice… Read More »
Call of Duty: Ghosts
This is how I have been spending the all too infrequent days where I commit myself to work taking a back seat for the sake of my mental health. Ah, the calm contentment of working on nothing but my kill/death ratio…
My family, my aunt and grandmother in particular, have a way of introducing me to people that I have always found really hilarious. “This is Holly. She’s a writer. She is very opinionated… don’t talk to her about politics or religion or we’ll be here all day.” What a shining first impression, right? I think… Read More »
This past Saturday was the inaugural event of the Jessup Art Loop, a community outreach event that, on the second Saturday of every month from 3 to 8pm, showcases the original local businesses operating in Jessup, Pennsylvania, as well as the variety of talented artists and musicians from in and around the surrounding areas. My… Read More »
This adorable guy was part of the Black Horse Farm Petting Zoo at the inaugural Jessup Art Loop
You can read all about the Jessup Art Loop, a community event celebrating local businesses, artists, musicians, and culture in Jessup, Pennsylvania (and see a bunch more pictures!) here.
Our first afternoon in the summer sun
It seems like I have been writing about summer being “right around the corner” for months now, but over the past week and a half, I have finally been able to begin enjoying everything I love about summer–and my camera has been at my side almost constantly.
Some of my favorite posts from around the blogosphere over the past week and a space for you to share yours! Bullying happens everyday; in every state, every city, and in every school. Not only does bullying occur during school hours, but social media makes it easy for bullying to follow kids home, making hostile… Read More »