Yesterday, we had plans to head out to the Christmas Tree Farm and cut down our Christmas tree. We’ve gone to the same place for the last two years, and both times it’s been freezing. Last year, there was even snow on the ground!
This year, however, felt totally Irish. On our way, it was raining so hard that we decided to stop for a hot chocolate and wait out the rain. It was the perfect detour, because by the time we finally reached the tree farm, the rain had stopped and the sun was starting to peek through.
Unfortunately, that sunshine didn’t have enough warmth behind it to dry up the soggy, muddy paths between the trees. We left covered in mud up to our knees!
And my new favorite instant-Christmas trick: a few orange slices, 10 cloves, a stick of cinnamon and a cup of water, simmering on the stove. It makes the house smell so festive!