Saturday, December 12, 2009
I am so envious of those blogs I read where I see Christmas decorations in every nook and cranny. There, I said it. Those of you who fill your homes with Christmas decor of all types are creative, artsy, and seem to be so energetic. This past Sunday, I put up a smaller tree, but decorated it with love. I also decorated the fireplace mantle....stockings hungwith care, even for the kitty! However, I was very selective about what went on the tree and there are very few other decorations placed around. Where are those days that I even decorated the bathrooms? It seems that my weekends are full with family and friends. I had to forego an invitation to the local community Messiah sing to stay home and decorate. I work full time outside the home, and when I get home, I am mentally exhausted. I get dinner on the table...sometimes my husband helps...we clean up and I try to accomplish a few chores before I collapse! How our lives change through the years. We have 3 (and a half) grandchildren whom we love to pieces, take care of our aging parents and still worry about our 3 adult children and their spouses. We have active social lives with our friends. We travel, we have plenty and give back to our community. So now that I have put my thoughts down, I can see I am doing the things that are important...to me. Can I still be envious of those beautifully decorated homes? You betcha! But as we gather this year, it is not so much about the decorations in my house....it is more about how my heart is decorated with the beauty of the season and the love I can give and receive. So now I will sit back with a cup of tea, raise a toast to all of you in blogland and bask in the glow of the tree lights. Thank you for sharing your lovely homes, your creativity, your skills, your recipes and most of all your on-line friendships. I can't believe that I have been blogging for just over a year. It has been a fun hobby and creative outlet for me. Never in my dreams did I ever think I would have been able to do this and enjoy it as much as I do! I hope the next couple of weeks before Christmas find you joyful and filled with peace. As for me....I will be busily scrambling around the kitchen, baking cookies for the holiday trays!! Whew....but then, it wouldn't be Christmas without them!