Saturday, December 08, 2007

Slow decorating

This year I've been slower than usual getting around to Christmas decorating. Hopefully this will be the weekend for that. Part of it, I think, is that I'm tired and busy, and the last thing I want is to take on another project right now! Part of it, too, is that I am weary of being the one this job falls to: everyone enjoys having a decorated house, but I'm the one driving the train of getting the tree, I'm the only one who shows any interest in decorating it, I'm the one who does shopping and wrapping and baking, etc. So I've gotten to a point where it wouldn't kill me if we didn't have all the trappings; that's not what Christmas is about anyway. I guess I wish the kids and Bill would have a little more Christmas spirit so I wouldn't feel the responsibility for generating it. The last reason I'm talking myself out of decorating is that we leave for the beach on Christmas afternoon and stay there till after the New Year, so we don't really get a lot of enjoyment of the ambiance anyway, unless we get it up right after Thanksgiving.

But....I do have my fireplaces dressed up.


Dancingirl365 said...

This is lovely. And I empathize with how you're feeling about decorating.

carrie said...

We've been really low-keyed about decorating this year, as well. Not that my decorations are anything like yours! Wow! Anyway, Will said he didn't feel the need to try to capture Christmas with decorations. He said he found what he's been "missing" when he joined the Catholic church.

Colleen said...

I am never real big on decorating for Christmas, anyway, but I can certainly empathize with the general weariness of being the one who drives the train. Right there with you in that respect. Now if I could just be "right there" with that week away at the beach, too...! ;-D