Friday, December 9, 2016

Five Days Later

While Mr. Rosenberg was outside hanging the lights on the house, Bob and I finally decorated the tree that's been standing in the living room since last Sunday night. We used no discretion. We loaded her up with every ornament in the bin. Plus beads. Plus this wired fuzzy striped long pipe cleaner kind of stuff. We listened to Christmas music. We ate a few gingerbread things. But still.

It's like I left the front door unlocked and the holidays have let themselves in without me noticing. It really doesn't feel 'tis the season for me yet. I think that's why we may have decorated the tree a little frantically. We threw everything we had at it, hoping just one more glass angel, one more clothes pin Santa Claus would be the thing to finally make us sit back and say, "Yes. At last. Now it's Christmas-time."  It hasn't happened yet, but it will.

And when it does, we'll be ready.


  1. Hasn't happened for me yet either and last night I ran a race through gorgeously decorated trees and still nothing. The feeling will come, maybe we just have to relax and let it in. :)

  2. I was wearing shorts until about two weeks ago. It is hard to get in the Christmas spirit when it is still warm. I gave my son the option, no tree, or you decorate. He chose decorating with his girlfriend. I wish I would of told him he has to take it down and put away the Christmas afterwards. Now it will be up until February (and we have a real tree).