Before Thanksgiving, I was gung-ho: this year, by virtue of calendar “magic” we had an extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I was determined to take full advantage of it. Alas, it has simply allowed me to procrastinate by another several days. I should have known better.
We worked on perfecting our “exterior illumination” skills a couple weekends ago and wound up with twinkling lights all twinkling. Which wasn’t easy as we thought it would be…apparently there is high demand for LED outdoor lights, so we had to regroup, reconnoiter and strategize our lighting with the hodgepodge of cool and warm lights we could scrounge up. (Note to self: next year, we go hunting for lights before Thanksgiving.)
Last Saturday, Mr. Official and I raced to see who could deck their tree in the quickest twinkling of an eye. I tackled the kitchen tree while he took on his UT tree. And he did a smashing job – in fact, I think he might have found himself a new annual job.
This week, I have a few major to-do’s on my list before family arrives and we settle in to enjoy the holidays together:
Baking and candy-making today.
Last big shopping/wrapping push tomorrow.
Last decorating push to finish the dining room and other little nooks and crannies on Wednesday.
I think part of my procrastination has stemmed from a desire to uncomplicate Christmas. I love all the hoopla and festivities that surround the holidays, but I’m also coming to appreciate that sometimes less IS more. So now that we’re down to the last few days, only the most important (to me) to-do’s are going to get done. The rest was arguably just not that important. It should make the take-down and stowing away a little easier at least!