Now, we are literally 1 week away from when I would normally put up decorations. We ALWAYS put it up either on Thanksgiving or that weekend. Since all my kids will be with me on Thanksgiving, I really think we are going to start decorating very soon. I will put the tree up, but we will wait to hang ornaments until Thanksgiving Day.
We are not going to do much outside as noone can really see our house from the road. However, I want to make the front porch charming! What I would LOVE is a sleigh to prop in the corner, but they are so expensive - who knew?
My father in law talked about this once. The years where people really go all out with the Christmas decorations tend to be the years that there are hard times. This year is no different. I truly believe all the talk about Christmas here is because of Harvey.
I know for me it has been a very rough year - just the house building was trying enough, but 2 deaths - a whole generation for me is gone. All my grandparents have now passed. We lost one parent, so it is the start of another generation leaving. I am still seriously underwater with things and trying desperately to catch up.
So, Christmas, for me, is the brightness in this trying year.
How about you? Ready to start decorating?