Yes, the decorating has begun. In fact, I’m almost done. On a whim, husband and I got our Christmas Tree on Wednesday, a few days earlier than usual. Yesterday, the tree was decorated. Not without mishaps: one of my favorite vintage ornaments fell and shattered into tiny shards; Don decided to have some coffee and while pouring it into a mug that had a tiny hairline crack, watched in horror as the mug exploded into pieces and coffee spilled onto everything – including Riley.
Now Riley smells like coffee.
Outside lights are up.
Trees are decorated.
Wreaths are hung.
House is a mess.
After I finish up today, the big bins will be carted back to their home in the shed.
I might even store all the summery porch paraphernalia. This is the longest I have ever let that particular chore go.
The dollhouse has been moved to the living room to make room for the Christmas tree. The decorating elves worked a little magic here, as well.
Don’t forget – next Tuesday’s Holiday edition of Defending the Small House will include a Linky Party. Take some pictures of your holiday home and share them with us!