Made it through …. What a thing to say!

With a heavy sigh I have to utter these horrifying words “Well, I made it through Christmas!” Now don’t get me wrong, I love the season winter with Yule, Christmas, decorations, music and snow. The problem is that this year I couldn’t get it together! Everything fell a bit flat. I wanted to bake, looked at the stove and felt like heaving! THIS IS NOT ME! I tell myself and try to force the issue. Problem is that in a way, it was me. I don’t know if it was a lack of a support system, my son not even caring to help by decorating our house and his grandmas. Maybe it was the fact that my husband was miserable driving 200+ miles a day just to pay off bills. I just can’t seem to figure it out! I did (finally) get my birthday tree and decorated it. I even decorated the huge window in white cascading icicle lights and LED bulbs.

Birthday tree Simple fan decor Head of the bed Bedroom Door 1 Bedroom door 2 Stairway to hev... I mean bedroom Birthday tree view 2

Then Hubster asked for me to decorate the bedroom. Which I did and he “SEEMED” to really appreciate it. Then there were the cards. I was late getting those out as well! I felt like I was drowning in the season rather than enjoying it.

Now we hope for the fresh, new year!

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Holiday wishes … or … How to make an old fashioned Christmas (Part One)

I was just shanghaied by my hubster. He came down the stairs and announced that this would “probably the last Christmas for Gidget and I …” Which lead to the inevitable “I really want an old fashioned Christmas. Now don’t get me wrong, I like Christmas even though I am Pagan. It is just that every year at this time he begs me to get creative and decorate the house. Now I get a tree every year on or around my birthday, even though they are getting harder and harder to find on under $100! I also can’t seem to find any decent non commercial decorations in any of the stores which are not geared towards Disney, drinking, hunting or rodeo. I mean what happened to the places which sold the old fashioned European blown glass ornaments? Come on guys! Rifle shells as ornaments? And the politically correct black Santas and Nativity scenes! No thanks. I think I will start using this as my preparation posts. What I need is a place which carries things such as cranberry, holly and pine wreaths/garland, Popcorn to string, ice sickle lights and other things such as this. I will post my ideas and maybe (hopefully) get ideas of where and what to get for doing up a small farm house on a VERY thin/small budget. Color scheme, warm reds, greens, gold, silver and plaids. Throws would be nice as well as tapestries by that currently is out of the picture due to costs.  (to be continues…)