WITHOUT the foggy nights, and just a bit of breeze to clear out the moisture, we get some haunting sunsets in December: Problem is, these are being taken at 4:15 PM: Yep, from now until last of February, we have some long nights. That being said, it's time to get busy. I took down the 2 plants of Habanero Fatali Peppers that had dried enough to finish off in the oven: After 6 hours, they're showing some change: They dry about 6 hours a day, warm oven, then just sit.... Okay, with the sun gone, and the peppers drying time it's time to warm up the house......... This old old stove puts a wonderful toasty feel in the house in the evenings. Even Mac cozies up to it: Rodger is the lights guy........because he's a perfectionist. While he placed strings & strings of lights on one tree, I unpacked a lot of boxes and just laid things around. So now there's "stuff" everywhere. There will be lots of "fixing" and "placement" to get done: Oh well................ And by 10:00 pm, the lights are placed, although this is a lousy picture of it.......it looks quite elegant with lights deep and all around: SO. Tonight we're off to see Robin Williams, and on Saturday noon, we are to be at Proper Eats to introduce our favorite farmer Michael Stucki to Mr. Thomas Ebert where Michael will hopefully have some great tips on helping setting up our neighborhoods Farmer Market this spring in St Johns. Other than, looks like a few nights will be spent placing, hanging, and looking at old past ornaments, EACH OF WHICH, will probably mean something special to Rodger and I, this being our 19th Christmas Tree decorated together. Oh. I forgot, I haven't got the slightest start on the rest of Christmas: Presents, Cards, letters, stamps, cleaning house, a Christmas Eve neighborhood gathering at our house with my cousins here? I think it's going to be a fabulous Christmas! In fact, I think I'll go eat a cookie or two.