Like Christmas, a lot earlier than we ever decorate.
We never decorate until the day after Thanksgiving. And even then, it’s usually begrudgingly. Last year, we only pulled out the ceramic tree because we knew we were traveling to Nebraska for the actual day.
Fortunate, we are, and counting our blessings
Our family has made an early present of some key household items, and we are feeling very fortunate at the moment. Tonight, we cooked our first meal on and in our new gas range, and the new microwave that J and I decided was our present to each other. And even though it is not that cold outside, I am itching to make a fire with our new gas logs. But I don’t want to burn J out of the house, since he gets hot so easily. So….
I was feeling particularly festive last night, so we pulled out the Christmas tree (or rather J did) and after getting most of the lights working, we set the boys to decorating the tree. They did not disappoint and it looks great. J held Oliver up so he could put the star on, and he has been talking about that all day long.
I needed this season of happiness, after a long fall of depression. Here’s to hoping December is bright.