Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmastime is Here

I keep hearing that Charlie Brown song in my head. And it's appropriate for the decorations in my house this year. I decided not to go whole hog as I usually do, for two reasons. The first is because there just isn't room with all of LMW's stuff crowding up the space. The second is because with his latest ailment, catching it myself and feeling rotten, and being busy with my Mom's latest issues, I just don't feel like it. That's a terrible thing to admit here at Christmas, but it's the sad truth.

My tree is not what I would have wished, and not what I had planned. I wanted one of those crazy decked out trees you see in the Christmas shops. Unfortunately, that was cost prohibitive. I never was able to get the frou frou stuff to go in the top, or get that wonderful wide ribbon to go around and around it. And as small and inexpensive as it is, the poor thing might collapse under all that weight anyway. Still, it's not so bad and I did enjoy making several of the ornaments.

The birds, balls, peppermint candy and the odd peppermint striped ornaments. I really love to do something new each year. It seems to get me in the spirit. I may be a little under the weather and busy, but I'm still in the Christmas mood. I'm really looking forward to watching my loved ones open their gifts. I meant to cut down on my spending this year, but alas, that just didn't happen. And you know, I didn't even tell LeLe for the umpteenth time, that this was going to be a smaller Christmas. I've told her so many times, she just ignores it now. 


Merry Christmas to All!!
May God Bless you and your family this holiday season.


LeLe said...

I think it looks great. Way better than mine is gonna look.

kasthurirajam said...

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Y said...

So pretty! What does Win think?!!!

Belinda said...

Well, so far LMW is just a little awed by the tree. This morning I held him close to it, standing next to his Mommy. He just looked at it, like he was trying to figure it out, and according to his Mommy, he looked up at me with an awed grin, as if to say, "Wow, what is that cool thing?"

Under Her Wings said...

I love your tree. And I'll bet the little man thought it was the best ever! The older I get, the more into the grandkids and the joy it gives them than making it look grown-up pretty.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I think it's gorgeous! I didn't do as much on my tree as I had hoped either. There just hasn't been time! Then, there's that ever present cost issue! UGH! I love all the ornaments you made. They're so pretty!