Saturday, December 18, 2010


Well I finally managed to get some Christmas decorations up. The goal was to get them up before I left for Minnesota but since I ended up leaving early, somewhat unexpectedly, that just didn't happen.

The task wasn't very difficult since we don't have much space after closing the storage unit. There is no room for the big fake tree that needs to be assembled, fluffed and decorated. No long strings of lights to untangle. These tasks usually takes about 2 hours. I did find a great small fake tree super cheap at the antique store nearby that I decorated with red and silver mini-balls. I unwrapped a couple Santa figurines to set on stuff and stocked the kitchen with holiday towels and pot holders.
I'm actually sort of glad we don't have enough room right now for all the usual decorations. Partly because Christmas is only a week away so I would only be able to enjoy them for 2 weeks. It is a lot of work for such a short period of time. I'm also sort of glad because I'm still recovering from my trip and I know I wouldn't have been able to manage all of it. Things have worked out for the best.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE Christmas time. I love it all: carols, lights, smells, baking, eating, decorations, cards, pictures, people gathering. This time of year always makes me long to live closer to my friends and family. But these days stuff is just harder. I can't do as much as I would like to. I never know how I'll feel so plans become a source of stress.

Since my husband and I live so far away from our families and friends we don't have any social engagements to even think about. The migrainista in me is actually a bit relieved that we don't have to deal with it yet. But the social woman in me greatly misses it.


  1. I hope the new medicines are helping! I only put a few decorations up too. I will put more up next year when I start earlier. I do hope you have a good holiday!

  2. Merry Christmas! I am managing not to decorate at all this year, but have been enjoying everyone elses. I just can't climb the ladder this year, but maybe next year I will plan better and relocate everything and store it LOWER!

  3. I have such conflicting feelings too!