I've started bringing out the fa la la, getting the house decorated for the season. It's a time I always enjoy and yet for some reason, this year I am a little slower, perhaps a bit more deliberate. And maybe that is a good thing. (Cue the music!)
We've had a little snow -- and then it goes. I'm OK with that. I dream of a White Christmas often -- but I'm not that big on the days before and after!
No "big reveal" yet, but here are a few things that seem to have found their home for the season!
I love the little bottlebrush trees. I recently moved my computer to the desk I've been using as a book case (because I can't have enough book cases) and since I'm sitting here a lot, I'd better foof it up a little bit!
This is the Marmelade Gypsy -- my sweet boy. I miss him.
Above another cabinet, five of my favorite Santas. I'm slowly weeding down the collection. A few others are elsewhere but these are standing guard!
By the clock, another Santa, more vintage postcards.
Here's a closer look.
The cards were tucked into a lot of places this year! They hide some of the over-clutter in the china cabinet!
I've loved this flocked wreath I've had for several years. And this year I added a few baubles and snowflakes.
Below it, another small tree and a glass Santa in his sleigh.
I'm in a bit of a slump these days. Rick reminded me I always get depressed in December and he's right. I think the Covid situation is wearing on me. One of our grands has it -- not a bad case -- and so far, the rest of the family is OK. But I worry.
And Rick is headed to a trade show next week for an industry that as a whole is quite non-Covid-compliant -- anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers. When he gets home we will isolate till he has a negative test. I wish they'd cancel the show.
The one thing that does make me laugh these days is this one!
I got her a cat advent calendar from Trader Joe's and it is now her favorite thing.
We all need a hobby!
And finally, a burst of beauty in an otherwise chaotic world.
The paperwhites have bloomed. And that's a good sign!