I have been decorating for the last 3 days. I am exhausted! Each morning, my daughter is in my bathroom bugging me before I even have the toothpaste on my toothbrush. “Can we decorate the tree today?” Ummm, it’s still in the basement. We put up two big trees (the living room and den), and two little mini trees for her to decorate with her little favorite ornaments and handmade ornaments from school and Girl Scouts from past years.
I decorate on top of my fireplace, which isn’t just a mantle, it’s super deep because it’s a corner fireplace. I decorate on top of the entertainment center, the piano, the kitchen table, the kitchen countertop, a little wooden storage shelf in the kitchen. Then I put lighted garland up the stairs and along the railing in the loft. I found the gigantic wooden ornaments a few years ago, and this year I hung them from the loft, dangling into the living room. They look so cool. I wish I had bought more of them. I have 3 wreaths in the house and one outside. My husband hung the gigantic wreaths outside on the second story windows.
I have tons more decorations that I could put up in other areas, in addition to a huge Christmas village, but I don’t think my body has any more energy. I used to put up the village every year either under the tree or on top of the fireplace. Now we have 2 little kittens, I think they would be like King Kong and try to either crush it or eat it.
It’s finally finished now, but it looks like Hobby Lobby threw up in here. I looks really nice, but I have mixed feelings since we plan to move in the spring. I hate to leave because I really love it here. I will be really miss the loft. I love hanging decorations from it. Every year for my daughters birthday, I have gotten great use out of it for decorations and Christmas is especially great for decorating this house. It doesn’t mean the next one won’t be great too, but it will be a ranch and I’m having a hard time picturing it. When we built this house, we built it planning to stay forever. I guess life sometimes has other plans.