Getting ready

Remember that tree we picked up at the fire department? It’s up and decorated. And with a few present under it, no less! Honestly, it was up but stayed undecorated for a few days while we went to visit an aunt and a cousin we haven’t seen in a few years. Finally, there was no more putting it off and once I got started, it was fun. Roger was out for the evening and I thought it would be a pleasant surprise when he came home. It helped that the tree is only as tall as I am. Two strings of lights and a couple of handfuls of ornaments did the job. I realize from this exercise that I need to go through the ornament box and cull what I haven’t used of late. Gone are the days of 8 foot plus trees and needing every ornament we owned to make it look full and shimmering. So I think I’ll set a goal of sorting out and consolidating when it comes time to put them all away.
It continues to snow and the house looks festive in it’s cloak of simple candles in the windows and wreaths on the doors. I’ll hang crocheted snowflakes from the chandelier and put a little decoration in each spare bedroom for when the guests arrive, but it seems I’m being content with less fuss. There’s no one to impress here, and after all, that’s not what the Christmas season is all about anyway. Sure, we’re looking forward to family time, enjoying each other in the snow, around the fire and playing games. But the highlight and focus is always about the incredible gift that God gave mankind. Jesus, the only true hope for peace with God was born into the world to die. It doesn’t get any better than that.


1 Response to “Getting ready”

  1. 1 Carolyn December 20, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Beautiful tree!


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