After that, we walked around and poked into the shops that were open. We found a really great little tea shop called Beanwood Coffee, who apparently had their grand opening for tonight. It was fantastic! I had mint tea and a cannoli and John had coffee and a slice of yule log cake. As we were warming up, the carolers came in and sang for the shop! It was so great. Just a completely perfect way to start the holiday season.
When we finished our tea, and the caroling quartet was treated to free tea and snacks by the shopkeepers, we headed home, feeling a bit cheerier than when we left. : ) Earlier today we went to the mall and I bought a dress for my office gala on Friday night. Then, at Target, we got some tree trimming supplies. We'll decorate our little Christmas tree Thursday after dinner. It'll be a week into December, and will feel a little more welcome. haha I was so excited today that I wanted to decorate it as soon as we got in the door. But John talked me into waiting. I've never been one to celebrate Black Friday by tearing down the harbingers of fall for the heralds of Christmas, but I'm just so excited that this year John and I get to do things our way that I got a little ahead of myself. For now, though, the tree awaits.