Although I really enjoy this time of year, it’s getting to be a challenge to decorate and undecorate ~ as I usually do it mostly by myself. Yes, we do go out and get the yultide tree, and it does get put on the car, brought into the house and set up. However, all the decorating has been done by me the last few years.
The girls are grown, one is married and the college student is in and out ~ that’s how it goes with college students. Even the stringing of lights has fallen to me ~ which is really challenging and quite a trip, as I can only describe myself as a self-proclaimed ~ hobbit.
Whenever I window shop, I think of my inner Martha Stewart and try to place the ribbon ’round the tree just like the set designers do. Each year I forget how I’ve done it the previous year ~ if it came out right.
As we live in a historic town, and have an older home ~ we don’t have those nice electrical outlets under each window. So each year I forget exactly how the extension cords were set up so that the nice little candles in the window continue to shine and beckon my guests. The beautiful wreath that I got from Grandma D’s Tree and Wreath Farm looks lovely on my front door.
To show my holiday spirit I’d like to offer my readers an early present in their stockings! I’m sure you or someone you know will be taking many photos of the kids ~ plus all the holiday parties, cookie exchanges & family get-togethers with Grandma and Grandpa!
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