Last year I could not wait to put up our Christmas décor. This year I did not have that excitement. I felt more like it was an obligation to do so; kind of like what is expected when you’re an adult. Even buying Christmas gifts did not get me in the mood which is surprising because I love shopping for gifts; but this year, not so much. Don’t even get me started on the wrapping of said gifts. I’m tempted to give the gifts we bought in the shopping bags they came home in.
But I’m trying to shake it off, choosing to move with the motions and hoping that my attitude will catch up with the festive, happy feels I should be having. This is my favorite time of the year so it hurts me a little more that this year, it's just not.
I took pictures of our tree and had intentions of taking a ridiculous amount of pictures around our house but once I was done taking numerous pictures of the tree I was over it. And if I’m to be honest, my house looks pretty much like it did last year with just a few minor changes that are not that important to point out.
I’m hoping that I’ll begin the new year feeling jolly and positive but guys, I hate to admit it but I’m down in the dumps. This is also why it has been difficult to blog in the last month because I’ll have you all feeling blue and well, no one comes here for that.
I will admit that although I chose not to hang up our stockings, decorate our dining room and put lights outside of our house, etc, I am glad I sucked it up and put up the tree. It really is so nice to get home and be greeted by the tree. As soon as I get home and all my outerwear is off, the lights on the tree are immediately put on. I pour myself a glass of wine and take a seat to have a full view of the tree. I’ve been using the tree as an excuse for distracting me when I should be doing chores.
And although I was not enthusiastic to decorate our tree, this is my favorite tree yet. I love that I added the beaded garland this year as it adds a little something to the tree. Not sure what the something is but it's something.
I hope that you all are enjoying the most wonderful time of the year. And if you are feeling blue like me, I’m saying an extra prayer for you. Sending so much love to you all and wishing you a Merry, Merry Christmas.