Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Hint of Christmas

As of this moment, our house shows no sign of Christmas. The usual red and green C9s that adorn our rooftop are still packed away in the attic where they will stay for at least another year. Keeping them company is our tree, ornaments, and all other Christmas decor.

The husband has been gone all week and will be gone for the next two. He decided he didn't want to scale our rooftop to put up lights that will triple our electric bill when he won't be around to enjoy them. While this makes me a little sad, I see his point.

As for the tree and all the things that happen inside the house. They are just at the bottom of our priority list this year. I honestly don't think we will put up a tree this year. I know I can't believe I just typed those words either. And believe it or not, this is coming from me. The husband didn't pressure me into feeling that way. I just feel so overwhelmed with everything that needs to be accomplished that I can't seem to bear the thought of adding decorating to that list.

Maybe I can come to your house and enjoy your tree for a couple of hours. :)

But their is a hint of Christmas in our home. We received our first Christmas card in the mail this week. I absolutely love getting Christmas card. It thrills to me to see which card everyone picked out and who we will receive cards from. Of course I don't have my usual display for the cards, but that's okay.

We also received our cards in the mail this year. I ordered them from shutterfly and am really happy with how they turned out. Now I just have to complete the daunting task of addressing the envelopes and getting them in the mail. I really hope to have that all finished by the end of this next week. After they are in the mail, I will share them on here. I want to wait though so that it will be a surprise to those getting a card.

I still have quite a bit of Christmas shopping to do. For the most part I know exactly what I want to get everyone, I just have to go get it. I love shopping for the perfect gift for my family and friends. It blesses me to pick something out just for that person. Giving is definitely better than receiving.

1 comment:

  1. Do you want to borrow a small tree from me??? I have a lime green one that can sit on a table top. It's very festive!! :)