i've been down over the last week, recovering from my surgery. things went even better than we hoped, but we're waiting on all the tests and my biopsy results to come back. i can tell already that this is not going to be a traditional holiday year, and i'm going to have to take things at a different pace. i thought i'd have plenty of couch time during my recovery to make christmas presents and do a little online shopping, but all i can seem to do is rest. my parents are here taking such excellent care of me, and i feel so grateful to have their help.
before my surgery though, i made little rosemary wreaths for each door in our home in preparation for christmas and my parents arrival. they were so simple to make, and smell wonderful, too. all i did was wrap twenty-four gauge floral wire around a jar three times, secure the wire around the top of the wire circle, and start wrapping sprigs of rosemary to the frame. each wreath took only two sprigs, but i could have used more. i kind of made it up as i went, but this tutorial is an excellent reference.