I doubt I have ever been quite this far behind when it comes to Christmas as I am this year. There’s just been an awful lot going on and my attention (which sometimes is a little challenged anyway) has been pulled in way too many directions at once.
This is how my living room looked 2 days ago as I was decorating the big tree in the living room. I’m pretty sure this is the latest I’ve ever been getting it done. The tree is the sort of pinnacle of my holiday decorating and the one thing that really says “Christmas” to me. I love to be able to turn out all the room lights, put on some music, and settle down on the sofa with a glass of wine to relax, gaze at the tree, and bask in the glow of memories of Christmases past. The ornaments on this tree are ones that I have collected over a period of almost 40 years; many of the really special ones have been gifted to me over the course of my adult life.
In the end, I had to set myself a deadline; I decided that at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, I would cease and desist. Consequently, the tree is not nearly as loaded with ornaments as usual. I’m ok with that this time, though. Doing that managed to dial down the stress level.
I also was able to decorate a smaller tree in the garden room. That’s the one that is done with mainly vintage ornaments. I put the ornaments I purchased last spring in Prague on this one and they look pretty happy to me. I know I still haven’t told you lots of news and I hope to be able to catch up in the next couple of weeks.
But right now, I’ve got to get on my horse and go Christmas shopping.
Merry, merry everyone!