I looked at the calendar yesterday and was shocked to realize Christmas is less than two weeks away. Thanks to the three-weeks-and-counting of various illnesses in our household, I am so far behind!
Normally we’d have our icicle lights up outside, but it’s a two-person job that needs to be done in the daylight (i.e. on a weekend) and either Jose or I has been sick every weekend since before Thanksgiving. I actually went so far as to call a few different “light-hanging” services but their prices were a bit higher than what I could really justify.
We’d normally have our Christmas tree by this point also, but again, who wants to mess with a Christmas tree when you can’t breathe or hear because your head is so clogged with snot? We could go buy a fake tree, but I have a feeling the good ones are probably gone at this point. (And I’m a traditionalist. I love the smell of a real tree!)
On top of that, I haven’t bought a single present. Not even for Emma! And I haven’t mailed our Christmas cards yet either, because I haven’t even ordered our Christmas cards yet, because we haven’t been healthy enough to take a decent family photo to put on the cards.
Heck, we haven’t even figured out whether we’re staying here or going to Corpus Christi.
But. BUT! I did manage to decorate the mantle with a few Christmas-y items, including several holiday cards that we’ve already gotten from friends and family. I even managed to add a stocking for Emma, which makes me smile every time I see it.
And it finally got cold outside, which makes it feel a bit more holiday-like.
Hey, it’s a start!