Tomorrow is the 1st of December … already.
Thanksgiving was quiet this year with no visitors. The days following are usually when we begin the Christmas decorating. This year’s gloomy weather isn’t promoting much holiday spirit.Christmas
Rain and record warm temperatures have dissolved the two light accumulations of snow we have had. Soggy, brown ground and cloudy days are on the schedule for the week.
Over the weekend, we did dig out some of the holiday bins. Well, giving credit when it’s due … Hubs did the digging, braving our crawl space to find some of the holiday bins. Containers were brought up, unpacked and items placed all over our space. And the mess began …
Many of you know but for those who don’t, I’ll tell you big messes really aren’t my thing! Can’t stand em’. They literally make me uncomfortable. But I do try to find something positive, even in a negative situation. The positive at this stage, was that seeing some of my Christmas treasures again, sparked an inkling of enthusiasm.
By late Sunday evening, items were up here, but not arranged yet, and the kitchen and dining room were a complete disaster. Pieces, paper, boxes and bins everywhere.
At that point, we were pooped out. And as awful as it is to wake up to a dirty house, it had to be … I was tired … so it was off to bed.
Monday, creating some heavy duty enthusiasm was an ABSOLUTE MUST. I began browsing digital photo albums and finally … holiday posts from previous years.
It opened a Pandora’s box of ideas. Click HERE for your inspiration.
Meanwhile, Hubs and I will keep plugging away at our 2016 Holiday Home!
This is only the beginning, but our goal is to finish by this coming Saturday. Next, current displays have to be taken down, wrapped and packed away. Lots of crawling, climbing, reaching and handing going on. Not a speedy process for a couple of old(ish)
fogies decorators like us!
TIP: No matter your age, always make climbing and ladder work a “two-person” project. In-home falls can be dangerous, but especially when working alone as you have no one to come to your aid.
Besides … it’s always more fun and more work done … with two instead of one!
It’s good to be back and I’ll be glad to read your comments again 😀
Later – Cheryl