|Back home in Iowa with my brother and his lovely lady!|
First order of business was to assemble Christmas in our Middle East apartment. I must admit though, and my last roomie will attest, I tend to be a bit of a grinch when it comes to decorating. I think that is because I logged so many hours at my last job that I really never even got to properly celebrate Christmas or even be home, but not this year. We went to the local grocery store/Walmart type outlet and scooped up a 4 foot fakie and some plastic ornaments. The biggest obstacle was to find lights, a tree skirt, and a topper. I can tell you a week later we now have outdoor icle lights draping our tree (and E negotiated 60% off of those bad boys so we made them work!), a tree skirt that was meant for a table cloth but some scissors and I got to work and viola, and still no topper but two little love birds are perched up there. It is a bit eclectic and the lights are practically electric that I do believe planes have been distracted by them flying over, but we are celebrating darn it. Today I scooped up some yummy candles and E bought pine scented air freshener, which we dowsed our tree in to make it a bit more authentic. We are two crafty kids.
|A view from JBR beach, it looks like a postcard!|
So we have gone home and come back home in the last few weeks. How nice it is to have two homes and appreciate living life in such opposite spectrums.