This is the order of things around here, at least for the past few years--the Friday after Thanksgiving we go Christmas shopping. The Saturday after Thanksgiving we put up the tree.
I don’t particularly enjoy decorating for Christmas, although I love having decorated. I especially dread it when I’m running behind on other things, like housework.
I really wasn’t in the mood to begin decking the halls today, but our youngest daughter was home from college, and she likes to get the tree up. She holds me to our traditions.
Although I dreaded getting started, we had fun. We always do, I don’t know why I drag my feet.
I enjoyed the time with Chelsea. And I enjoyed having her boyfriend here to help “fluff” the branches, which he has done for four years in a row now.
I always buy our girls an ornament every Christmas, so when we hang them, we revisit a lot of good memories.
Despite my reluctance to get started decorating, I’ll be one of the last to take my stuff down.
I usually enjoy our tree more after all the Christmas hullabaloo has subsided than I do before. I especially like having it up when the season’s first snowfalls arrive, usually in January.
Anyway, my tree is up, and I’m thinking now is a good time for a cup of hot tea and some leftover pumpkin pie.
O Christmas tree!