With less than two weeks before Christmas, I am trying to get into the spirit. I’ll admit it’s difficult, but I am trying.
I had planned to bring out all of my decorations this morning but when it came right down to it, I guess I’m not ready to display those memories this year. So, this afternoon I loaded the kid up and we went to town to buy a new tree.
We decided that we would get a small tree that could go on the plant stand and were pleased to find one that had pine cones and fake berries already on the tree. That meant we just needed to get a small package of bobbles and some pretty garland to finish it off.
The kid made a lovely star to top the tree and did all the decorating herself. (After I tied string onto the bobbles.) She was extremely pleased with the tree—and even more pleased to know that it’s her tree that she can take with her when she decides she’s sick of living with me.
I know it’s not a big, traditional tree, but we decided it works for us. Plus, the kid liked the idea that because it’s her tree (and more importantly, doesn’t have my precious ornaments from my childhood) she can re-arrange it as often as she wants. She’s just not allowed to touch the presents under it!
Oh! And for those wondering, I have managed enough Christmas spirit to make cards and write my annual letter this year. (Can I call it an annual letter, having missed last year’s?) Anyhow, if you’re on my list, expect it in the post soon because I’m heading out to mail them tomorrow.
If you’re not on my list, please know that it’s nothing personal and I still think you’re awesome! (And it’s really just a re-hash of things you’ve read here, so you’re not missing anything!) But, I will post a picture of the card later for all of my curious readers!
So tree and cards are sorted. Now I suppose I’d best go buy some gifts, since I’ve yet to even think about that!