Well, the tree is up and decorated and the house is as decorated as it’s going to get – lots of fresh greens (cuttings from the bottom of our tree), pinecones picked up on my walks, red bows tied on everything and a sprinkling of things I’ve collected over the years. I just love it when the house feels all Christmas-y! It lightens my spirit – even some of the household chores don’t seem quite so tedious when you can sing along to Christmas music.
So now it’s on to finishing up the last minute shopping, wrapping and then, next week-end, baking. I’ve been noticing lately, that in spite of all the busyness outside, there seems to be a calm, peaceful feeling here at home that I’m really enjoying – the cozy feeling the lights on the tree give me, being able to sit quietly at night with a hot cup of tea – the simple things. I really do feel blessed.
I hope you’re enjoying the season as much as I am. Are you all set for Christmas or are you still busy with all the last minute preparations? No matter what point you’re at, I hope you’re taking some time for the simple, comforting things that make this time of year special.
Wishing you peace and joy.