I am back in the mountains. Don't know why they talk to my soul so strongly, but they just do. My cabin is lit up with hundreds of beautiful Christmas lights! I love it! My tree is up and decorated today. I have been such a crazy lover of Christmas all my life. Even though I won't be spending Christmas here this year, I had to have a tree and all the fixin's. It is just what you do.
We have had some really wonderful days. Beautiful sunshine, crisp cool air. It is cold, but not horrid cold. Olive loves it. When I got back, she had to spend a few hours checking every corner of the yard for new smells. No barking, no running, just a very slow methodical search of her domain for any strange smells. Such a funny dog.
Tomorrow night the town does the tree lighting. It is very Norman Rockwellish. I really love it. They close off Main Street and sing Christmas Carols....just so wonderful! Wish you could all be there!