The day after Thanksgiving, our shared “wreath-making machine” was up and running. We “book” it for the week after Thanksgiving, and then it begins it’s tour around the county… assisting ever so many of us with glorious wreaths. It tends to spawn truly magical gatherings for people young and old. Everybody is successful beyond belief, with wreaths created out of fir, pine, rosemary, bay, huckleberry, bracken fern, berries, cedar, juniper, sage…. you name it! Here are just a few of the dozens manifested…..
Our annual trip into the national forest to cut a tree for Christmas was another extraordinary day. New fallen snow, brilliant sunlight…. and a road into a sparsely frequented area of absolutely perfect trees, wherever we looked! Within 15 minutes, each of us had found, cut and dragged our tree down for transport. The only glitch was, that we left one behind! Somehow or other, a tagged tree didn’t make it into any of the pick-ups!
A consolation, though…. perfect hot chocolate with chocolate covered minty marshmallows that Sean and Deb brought me from Trader Joe’s. Remarkable what one can find there!
Twenty some years of singing at the Mormon Church every early December…. Last night 40 singers strong (46 with the addition of the Charter School Choir), a rendition of a Russian folk song, Kalinka, we learned from the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble that visits Emandal every spring.
And is traditional, cookies by the hundreds afterwards! Each one I tried was delectable……