All my life, I have loved decorating. I used to like going downtown with my Mom, and look at all the store windows. I thought what a neat job that would be, to decorate the windows. Many times when my friend's come over to see my house all decorated, they say to me "Lynn, you surely missed your calling in life...you should have been a decorator". I just smiled, actually all I ever wanted to do my whole life was be a MOM, and so I don't think I missed my calling at all. Still I would love to be a STAGER (for people who are getting ready to sell their home) or to decorate shops for the holidays.
I really scaled down this year, not sure why? Just felt like I needed a change, and probably because it was a little simpler... with less. I hate even saying that, because I always thought it was sad to hear people say " Oh I am getting so old or tired of all my stuff, I am just not going to put it up anymore." Put to be honest with you, I am beginning to understand what they mean a little bit now. Perspective is an amazing thing, so often we judge because we don't understand,and then when we experience it for ourselves ...we suddenly understand a little more. I think that is just simply called... hard earned WISDOM!
How grateful I am for my grandchildren, who will never probably let me stop decorating. I truly love it, but it does take a toll on my poor old body! Tomorrow is December 1st and I want to be done by then, so I can sit back and enjoy all the holidays with everyone!
I hope you are able to decorate your home some, so you too can get in the holiday mood?
"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder
"It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." ~ W.T. Ellis
"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas" ~W. C. Jones