Confession – I generally avoid posting anything about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I really like to give each holiday it’s own time, and since Thanksgiving is the hub’s favorite holiday, I don’t think about Christmas until afterwards. And to be honest, I can only mentally handle one holiday at a time.
But this year, I am in a little bit of a predicament. About a week ago, I told my husband that I wasn’t going to decorate the house for Christmas. We didn’t decorate last year because the house was for sale and we were going back and forth so much that it just wasn’t worth the effort. I had a hard enough time keeping the place in perfect (-ish) condition for showings. This year I wasn’t going to decorate given the amount of insanity that is our house (see our home before pictures if you want more).
The house isn’t even together in general, so adding trying to decorate for Christmas was just about more than I could handle. You would have thought I told him I was going outside and killing all of the puppies in the world. Why he cares so much, I am not sure.
To be honest, I don’t even know where most of our Christmas stuff is. It has been a few years since we put up a big tree. The hub’s first year of law school we did it, and it was a disaster. He was in the middle of studying for exams … the next year my mom and grandmother sent me a tiny tree and tiny ornaments (by far one of the best surprises ever) and I put that up 2 years. And then there was last year when I was the Grinch.
So since I broke my husband’s heart (apparently), I have decided that perhaps the best way to go about this is to buy a few new Christmas decorations and then when things settle down, I can go through all of our old stuff and sort it out (assuming it is at our house…)
Here are a few of my favorites I am thinking about:
I did promise we would put our stockings up … the problem is I don’t know where they are.