Well, we’re back, happy campers.
We had the usual abundance of yummy, bad-for-you food on Thanksgiving,
including Sydney’s napkin art…
which she takes very seriously.
And, as soon as all the dishes were washed and put away, we started prep for the next holiday. Rob pulled down all the tubs while Syd and I did dishes, but he knows not to bring any of it in until Thanksgiving is finished.
And Friday, it started. While Rob put up his Christmas village, I did the swag in the living room ceiling.
Normal people would leave it at that, right? But, not us. We cover it with a collection of red ornaments.
After the first hour on the ladder.
And at the second hour. At this point, I felt hopeless, like it would never end. I needed a pie break.
After the third hour, I start to feel hopeful again.
But, I needed different shoes to keep standing on that ladder. By the last section, I’m relieved, and can start dreading New Year’s when I get to take it all down again.
There are more than 300 red ornaments on that string of garland. And, every one has to be wired to a branch to make sure it doesn’t fall off, hit the fan, and fly across the room at someone. It’s happened before.
But, all in all, it’s worth it. It’s my decorating contribution. After this, it was back to the sewing room sweatshop. How many of us are staring down the barrel of a very short deadline to finish more than three quilts? I somehow bet I am not the only one.
Be well. Have a great Cyber Monday. I won’t be participating. That just doesn’t reflect how we shop. For example, this year, Sydney has been challenged with a very difficult cake for my Cmas gift. I saw it on a magazine and asked for it. I think we’re going to focus on the less material side of the holiday this year. At least I’m trying to.