a few of my favorite things....

 $4 was the price of admittance
 to beautiful Brookside
 on the campus of St. Francis University (Fort Wayne, IN).
Its rooms were decorated by various local decorators...
one prettier than the other!
My own house is minimally decorated this season
 However, I have deliberately scheduled a few special outings like these
 in lieu of efforts at home.
 It's actually turning out to be quite wonderful!
 These are a few of my favorite things
 from the outing I shared with a friend--
 a most wonderful way to spend an afternoon
 enjoying the sights of Christmas.
 Merry Christmas!