Did you have a wonderful weekend? We decked the halls of The Country House in a really big way this past weekend. As a matter of fact, (for the first time in our married life) we went to a tree farm and cut down our tree! Unfortunately, we went to the farm with the idea that we needed an 8.5 foot tree. We learned that all of the trees were relatively young and that they didn’t have any that were over about 6 feet. So, we did what every Holiday Decor loving couple would do…we decided to have TWO trees! We cut a 6ft tree for the fireplace room and went to a separate farm to get a taller tree for the library. As is tradition, I am starting with my annual holiday cookie bakery sessions today. I go to the market and buy way more butter, sugar and flour than any normal person should, lock myself inside and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. I proceed to bake every cookie recipe in my book, and at the end I have lots to share with friends and loved ones.Can you believe this silliness? Since I want to be in the City with the Mister all week, I have my Kitchen Aid stand mixer in a suitcase on the train to New York City with me! Which leads me to wonder: when will it be appropriate to break down and get a second Dualit toaster and a second mixer??? Dear Santa, I am full of ideas this year… Ha-ha-ha!