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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

deck the halls

Snowflakes have been falling from the cold sky. Christmas music playing. Charlie Brown's adorable tree on the screen. Thoughts of the perfect gift for those I love swirling around in my head.

You'd think with all of this I'd be knee-deep in Christmas spirit. That's hard to do this year. I have a beautiful tree. But it still sits in a bucket on my front porch, where my sister and her husband left it a week and a half ago.

Christmas isn't Christmas without sitting in the dark watching the twinkling lights. Preferably with a steaming cup of hot cocoa, a touch of peppermint schnapps, and a cute boy.

This year there has been time for none of it. Not only that, but the outdoor lights I actually managed to get up before the snow started falling stopped working.

It's just not been my year.


Glitter said...

If I wasn't being a grinch and not sending out cards, you'd be top of my list!

VJ said...

You might ask the boy to come over and help with the tree, right? Or at the very least to set it up. Me, this is one of the reasons I went to those smallish Rosemary 'tree/bushes'. It's inexpensive, I'm not wasting much resources getting it here, and it can be 'set up' and decorated in a few spare minutes. Honor is satisfied, and I'm not left with a hulking fire hazard sitting in the living room for weeks on end. Simple wreaths with bows for the door and porch complete the seasonal decorations. Cheers & Happy Holidays! 'VJ'