It was a busy day at our house. Elaine's Christmas village on the buffet is very much a part of the season. It is all stored in the original boxes and packed in a big box under the basement stairway. Getting the necessary wiring for lighting each house is also a project. She was also able to get "candles" in our 2 front windows. These date back to our big house in Virginia where we had them in all our front windows. She also has the Nativity scene set up on a table in our entry way. We even had oyster soup for lunch to fit the Holiday preparations.
All of Elaine's work took place while snow was falling outside. We went to the Post Office after breakfast to get Christmas messages off to family when the snow started that continued during the day. While it measured between 4 and 5 inches on the deck benches, it was a very wet snow and much of it melted as it was falling. I cranked up the snowblower about 5:00pm and cleaned off the driveway. I believe our snow is over for now but it does help get one in the Christmas spirit. We have our tickets to go on the Concordia Home tour tomorrow so hope the weather is better. All 5 homes on tour this year are out in the country and off the "beaten path" so road conditions could be a problem. We enjoyed Public Television music as we ate supper this evening. After the Nebraska volley ball girls loss in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament last night, it's a comfort to watch somethings other than sports.