It’s 12/12/2012, and 12 days until Christmas Eve…
Since our family celebrates Christmas I’ll dispense with the cowardly political correctness and just go for it. We love the holiday season, and have a Christmas birthday that transforms the season into festive time for our family year after year. We get into lots of decorating and festivities most years.
This year has been has been a little different. We actually started decorating the weekend before Thanksgiving. I had great ambition to have our Christmas trees up and the lights on our natural tree before our guests arrived for the traditional feast so that we might decorate with our extended family. But, as schedules would have it, the tree was up- barely, and hanging ornaments and decorating was just not on our radar.
Since then, hubby and I have been especially busy creating a merry home. It is a bit different for us though. I’m calling it the quiet years… the kids are grown, but not married, and neither have a steady. There are no grand kids yet. That’s good, because I don’t think they’re quite ready for that, and I don’t think hubby and I are either. It’s active ’round here, but not nearly as hectic as years past.
Phillip has been busy outside creating the children’s favorite yard decorations, and lighting up the most everything that doesn’t move. Richmond is infamous for it’s tacky house Christmas tour. We’ve been a part of it a couple of times, but this year we’re not quite over the top. It’s all a bit of a pain in the ____, but we wouldn’t know what to do with ourselves if we didn’t go into high gear for the season.
Whatever you’re traditions and celebrations this holiday season, I hope you can spend them with a full heart, enjoying time with family and friends. Give perhaps in some simple way from your richest gifts- those that come from deep within. I hope you enjoy all the season has to offer.
My hubby Phillip, an original, and Christmas decorator extraordinaire!
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