Friday, November 23, 2007


Home! Home after a wonderful Thanksgiving with family. How about yours? I hope it was wonderful and cozy and happy and all the things holidays should be.

I awoke this morning aware of these three things: first, that I was home but I was freezing. Second, that it wasn't quite morning after all, and third, that the room was fluttering. Of course, the heat had gone out and it was 44 degrees inside, the clock proclaimed an ungodly hour of 4:00 AM, and there was a little wren perched atop the blades of my ceiling fan. Perched, that is, except for when it would fly its desperate and fluttering-winged self straight into the walls and windows.

Needless to say, I was one of the crazies who shopped before daybreak on Black Friday. But hey. I have most of my stuff for tomorrow night's party and was home by noon. (All this after, of course, I de-birded Freeman House, which is no small undertaking.)

I am renovation holiday woman. Hear me roar!


So here I am, home at last, and busy preparing for tomorrow. I still need to:

Sugar the cranberries
Wash glasses
Shine silver
Pretty up the buffet
Get out all three artificial Christmas trees
Um... clean
and, Um, cook

Would love to sit and chat but... can't. Maybe later, when the bathroom is clean and the dressing is mixed and all the dead plants are disposed of and replaced with glimmering, bejeweled trees. (I'm doing a Partridge in a Pear Tree tree this year! I can't wait for you to see!)

Happy holidays from Freeman House!


Anonymous said...

Welcome home Brin! Good to have you back!
And I can't wait to see the decorated "partridge in a pear tree". Maybe it should be a "wren in a pear tree".

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays, Brin! Been awhile since I have stopped in - boy, do I have some catching up to do on your blog! LOL
Hope you are doing well!

Terri Steffes said...

Welcome home! You seem so chipper!!

I hope you will post lots of pictures of your home decorated for the holidays, including some wide angle ones so we can see the whole thing!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Brin! Just stopped in to say hello. Looks like you & I and our old houses have all sorts of unexpected guests for the holidays! (I had rodents, eh hem). At least your guest was pretty!

Happy decorating!


Anonymous said...

Hope today goes well! Sorry I couldn't be there...I promise I'll make it out one day.

Unknown said...

Oh, I hope you got the heat fixed in time! I can tell in your post that you are happy to be home, and home is happy to have you!