So, this site is definitely decorated for Christmas, but my house is not. I do not even feel ready to start pulling out the boxes yet. I constantly feel like the house needs a week of cleaning. Perhaps by next weekend I will force myself to give up on getting things any cleaner and just go ahead and decorate.
We will be visiting relatives for Christmas, so I need to decorate soon so we get a chance to enjoy it. I have been excited about Christmas crafting for a while, but am somehow not up to decorating the house. I guess I feel even less like doing it since we spent most of the afternoon decorating the church.
We do have the Christmas lights up along the perimeter of our main living room, but that is only because I never got my dear husband to take them down last year. Should I be admitting that?
Update Monday, the 26th: Today, with one kid back in school, I managed to get a start on decorating. It was such a joy to see my youngest’s face when she noticed the different Christmas decorations. She was thrilled and even distracted from her favorite Wonder Pets.
I put up the small artificial tree we use when we are planning not to be in town for the holidays, put out the Christmas throw on the small couch, and hung the stockings on the railing.
In addition, I put up our Christmas countdown, which was probably a mistake since the oldest one remembers it from last year and just cannot stop touching it. I want to make new ornaments for it, since it was inexpensive and many of the ornaments just are not that great, but I just have not had the time. Maybe I will just exchange some of the mini-ornaments I picked up on clearance at Target last year for the ones that are a little the worse for wear in the countdown pockets before the girls notice.