Whew! I don’t know about ya’ll but I think this year has flown by way too fast. I cannot believe Christmas is less than a month away! Yikes!
For at least 30 years, I have been collecting Hallmark Christmas ornaments and literally have HUNDREDS of them…all in their original boxes. It is a major ordeal just to get them all unpacked to hang on the tree and it usually takes me the better part of 2 or 3 days to get the tree completely decorated. For the past few years, I haven’t really done much Christmas decorating. Christmas 2004 was the last time I put up my big tree with all of the Hallmark ornaments.
Last year I was in the mood for some kind of tree but still not motivated to drag out my big tree and all the Hallmark ornaments so I bought a little pink flocked tabletop tree and decorated it with white, silver and clear ornaments.
My sweet friend, Debbie, over at Pink Roses and Teacups even sent me a set of cute faux Christmas tree cookies.
Since this is my first Christmas as a blogger, I was looking forward to getting my Christmas decorating mojo on again so I could share my decorated home with readers and participate in several of the many fun Christmas parties that are happening this month throughout Blogland.
Well…that was before we suddenly decided two months ago to buy a 30 acre horse farm with a 2500 sq. ft. house that needs every square foot remodeled and redecorated to bring it into the 21st century.
Now I’m up to my ears in paint and decorating projects, rushing to get the house livable enough that my daughter can move in by the end of the year. In order to get Homestead and Greenbelt discounts on our property taxes for 2010, we need to have people boarding horses there and the house occupied by January 1. When we are working under such tight time constraints, I decided it was probably not prudent to spend time putting up Christmas decorations this year…not even my little pink flocked tree.
However, just so we have some symbol of this joyous holiday season, I think I am going to buy a big live evergreen wreath to place above the fireplace mantel at the house in Hooterville.
Are you going all out with your Christmas decorating…
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.