Gaudete Sunday was the day for baking Christmas cookies (recipe here) . . . 100 of them! I am all set for a cookie exchange with a dozen ladies on Monday night and for the Christmas octave with two plates of cookies frozen for my own family. Those I labeled in the freezer: SAVE FOR CHRISTMAS.
Also, we got the tree and lights put up . . . ornaments probably waiting till Christmas Eve!
The tree was purchased while Mama was home resting on the sofa and the lights were put up when Mama was already asleep in bed for the night. Such is the first trimester!