Today is December 2, and we are well into the holiday season - having put Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror (we had a wonderful time at the beach, with friends). The holiday music is in full shuffle mode on the iPod and at some point, I will put the Christmas playlists on exclusively. Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the first day of the Catholic Church liturgical year.
Yesterday I ushered at Ford's Theatre for a matinee performance of A Christmas Carol. It's there until December 30. If you're in the DC area you should go see it. If you go on December 15, I'll be there again - maybe I'll help you to your seat. After the show, I came home to help co-host the church men's club celebration dinner. A good time was had by all.
Today I spent my afternoon doing some yard work, all the leaves are finally down off the trees. I also took advantage of the warm(er) weather and hung the Christmas lights. I ran into darkness before I got all of the lights out that I was hoping for - so maybe there will be some more lighting next weekend. But next Sunday will also be the annual Christmas tree hunting expedition. This year we are trying a new place - in Harper's Ferry. We'll see what happens.
Here's a picture taken by Mrs. BA showing how the house looks so far.