Holiday Decorating

We’re celebrating a lot of firsts this year. First Christmas for Junior, first Christmas in the new house, and first real tree for our family!

Martin and I got the family room painted and set up just enough to decorate. We’ve still living out of boxes and suitcases, but at least we’ll be ready for Christmas.

Whew!

In the Nick of Time

Last night, I heard Martin drop his paint supplies in the other room, bolt out of the house, and then peel out of the driveway into town. I figured he needed something before the stores closed, so I didn’t think anything of it. He returned about 20 minutes later, looking exhausted.

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Glitter Balls

Coworker 1: “Julie, um, you have glitter all over your face.”

Me: “Oh, I do? Yeah, I was decorating a Christmas tree for the general’s holiday video production today, using a 35-year-old wilted fake tree and massive glitter balls that were probably a few years older.”

Coworker 2: “Oh, that makes sense. I just thought maybe it was a new moisturizer.”

Tante Mali

Tante Mali visited us this weekend! We ordered pizza, played the piano, looked at photos, and enjoyed catching up with each other. She’s been busy this year, working with refugees from all over the world, teaching German as they settle here in Germany.