So I got my Christmas stuff all up yesterday. I don't know about any of you but I dread this every year. I have to haul everything out, go through all the crap I don't like anymore but can't throw away for sentimental reasons, remember where it all goes, do my yearly dusting of the mantle in preparation for the garland, figure out how to hide all the cords, etc. It's exhausting to think about.
But a strange thing happens EVERY YEAR that I forget about.
About midway through the aforementioned process (right about when I'm done hauling everything out of the basement and discover my bin of Christmas stuff I HEART), my love of decorating for the holidays takes over. I let my senses take over like Edward does when he's hunting and head into some kind of a Christmas cheer induced frenzy. I almost always take a trip to Target that night and spend waaaay too much money getting stuff for "new places" I've decided to decorate this year. It is a beautiful thing and now I smile all day long looking at my festive home.
However, I did do some cutting back this year because of our upcoming cruise. I decided to not do lights on the outside of the house. I have my lit wreath on the door and my two lit Christmas trees in pots flanking our porch, but we didn't hang any up on the actual house. I also didn't put my lit garland up my banisters. And finally, me no setty up my little Christmas village.
Sad, I know. But it's ok. I've come to terms with it and believe me, no one would come here & accuse us of not celebrating Christmas.
So here's to simplifying a little.
In other news, I've dug myself into quite a hole with my Christmas cards. They are turning out to be a major pain in my buttox. Cute, but probably not worth it, really. You'll know what I mean when you get yours.
And how do you "get yours?"
Email me your home addy. I can't be tracking all your addresses down. Srsly. Didn't I mention I'm simplifying this year? emailtiffhere at gmail dot comerzz.
PS It was a total pain hauling this new festive template out of the basement, you gize. But I did it for you.