It’s been slow coming – this getting ready for Christmas business. I’ve always envied those who can think about Christmas and plan accordingly for months in advance. Well, sort of, anyway.
It must be mid-December before I can even begin thinking and planning for it. Perhaps it's more difficult, but the “last-minute” shopping, baking, decorating – even listening to the music that’s been going on for weeks – are what gets me “in the mood” for Christmas.
I managed a bit of shopping yesterday, accomplished some baking and house decorating this past weekend, and am slowly trying to psych myself up for the coming day.
How about you? Do you find it more difficult each year? Or is it just me?
Here are a few pictures of the limited decorations I’ve placed in the house this year.
My next post will include some of the food I’ve prepared – cookies, candies, etc.
|Just a few simple white candles in front of the living room fireplace.|
|More lights around another dried hydrangea arrangement on a side table in the living room.|
|White lights and candles on the mantle. Nearer Christmas, I'll probably gather fresh magnolia leaves to add to the arrangement.|
|I dug out the Christmas piano music for display. The two books are childrens story books that I received as gifts when I was six years old!|
|Three glittery trees that I like for some reason and place them on the coffee table each year. Notice that presents have not yet been placed under the tree. That's because nothing is yet wrapped!|