Here’s our tree, finally decorated and now abandoned while we have a fling with a younger, better-looking tree (below):
Here is the frosting we used to decorate the Christmas cookies:
And the pieces of the little gingerbread village we’re going to assemble today (with the hope that it will stand up better than last year’s gingerbread homeless hut):
And the finished cookies, now waiting to be eaten on Christmas Eve:
And where are the children, you ask? They’ve reached the age where they stay up — and get up — much later than we old people, so they are all still in bed.