Yesterday afternoon we strung popcorn and cranberries and then I retired for a little lie-down . . .
While I slept, the elves decorated the tree (which is no small task, what with draping the garland just so. . .)
Justin and Claui and Cory and Kasie have taken part in this ritual many times before and they knew exactly how things should go. Claui's mom Nancy came over to lend a hand and John took pictures, all while I snoozed.
I managed to get up in time to add a few candy canes . . . and then to enjoy Claui's delectable lasagne, John's bread hot from the oven with lots of fresh butter, courtesy Justin and Silverbell, and a zingy salad with arugula from their garden.
Sometimes, being an invalid isn't so bad -- especially with friends and family like this!