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“Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.” ~Author Unknown

With only 11 days left until yule and 14 days left until Christmas, I’m starting to panic a little. I’ve been knitting, crocheting, and plotting up a storm since the beginning of November, but I’ve really kicked it into high gear. The actual hidden blessing in the current lack of sub calls is that I’ve been able to work on chores around the house and presents.

This year is an even more frugal holiday season than last. Granted, we give thanks to the wonderful tree that has graced out living room this year.

We’ve been calling him Shakespeare. I don’t really know why, but that seems to be the name that he’s been telling us to call him by. All the ornaments that are on him are handmade. There are very few right now, but that will change over the years, no doubt.

As you can tell, there’s only one present under him for now. (Lucky hubby, his is the first one under the tree!) That will change today.

All of these need to be wrapped at some point. With the incoming storm, it will probably be today. We’re all very excited as this is the first big storm so far this year. For posterity, here’s a couple beautiful before photos from around our house. I’ll post comparison ones after the storm, so probably some time tomorrow.