Ah the delightful [cough cough] sound of a wood chipper, just down the street from me. My neighbor is getting some limbs taken off big trees in her yard. I love the fact I live in a neighborhood of old houses, with lots of mature trees, but every once in a while the tree folks descend on us and we get to hear the delightful noise of trees being eviscerated for half a day or all day.
My neighbor getting the work done is a smart lady so I am going to have the tree company give me an estimate on getting some tree limbs taken off trees close to my house, early next year. When it's windy, the tree limbs bang the house and sometimes I am awakened out of a sound sleep from the noise.
I looked at the website for the folks working on my neighbor's trees and they emphasize recycling, which I really like.
When we moved into this house in 2005 we had to have a bunch of trees taken down because they were dead. Tall, but sick or dead. My mom learned her lesson in that regard after Dad died and one of the Bradford pears in her back yard crashed into her house during a storm. Lots of damage but it got fixed, thanks be to God.
I was able to get all my neighbor gifts distributed a couple of days ago and that's a huge relief. Usually I wait until Christmas Eve day and run around frantically. This year I did brownies, pumpkin bread, and boursin. The boursin was easy - just a mix of cream cheese and Plugra and herbs. Very yummy spread, though.
I went ahead and gave Michael one of his presents early because he needs it. It's a blue pea coat. He was utterly delighted. He has jackets and hoodies but it's his first more dressy coat. He is now wearing it every time he leaves the house. We need to have a discussion about dry cleaning, soon...
That's about all I know. Trying to get all my work assignments done before the end of the week so hopefully next week won't be too busy.
I hope all y'all have a wonderful Christmas or Chanukah!