Saturday, November 29, 2014
Finally - Christmas countdown begins!
It is that time of the year when I just walk around waiting, waiting, waiting... For the last date of November and for 1st of Advent to occur. Because that is the time when I start the countdown for Christmas. Stores and media might have had Christmas since the beginning of October but not me. I patiently pace around the house waiting until this weekend, no matter how tempting it is to start earlier.
This year I am enjoying it even more. I feel more prepared, more structured, more in phase with it all. The house is somehow tidy and nice ( a result of being unemployed and around all the time...) and that makes for a great start. The kids were in school yesterday and I put on my favorite Christmas record - Michael Buble's Christmas album of course - and got started with my five big Christmas boxes from the attic.
Usually this momentum is done WITH the kids and it quickly turns into disaster as things are spread around the living room floor in pure ecstasy and I struggle to get anything done properly, but this time... Oh my, just me and Buble dancing around and slowly putting it all in place. And when Nelly Bo came home from school and saw it all she screamed of joy from the top of her lungs and we jumped up and down together in a big hug. A moment to remember ( I don't get to hug her that very often...) and it is good to have someone who shares my great love for this festive season.
This is a slow process, I do a little at the time but just to wire some pine garland around the curtain pole made my living room super cozy.
Today I'll go to the thrift market to look for some vintage Christmas decoration bargains like that box with the vintage Christmas balls. And this afternoon we bake ginger cookies to spread the smell of Christmas in the house. What about you all? Have you started yet? Are you enjoying it? Are you relaxed or totally stressed out?