I have been trying to figure out why it's taking me so long to get this house decorated for the holidays. Could it be that:
1. We made a trip down here in late October for a wedding, then turned around and went back to Wisconsin for a family Thanksgiving?
2. Came right back down here and prepared the entire traditional Thanksgiving for the family here?
3. Have aging parents with needs and appointments that only I can fill?
All are correct answers. It's Thursday evening, and I'm sitting here in the kitchen waiting for the dishwasher to finish and looking around wondering how I'm going to get this all done. The tree is up, but not decorated. A mantel is calling me to get the pumpkins from Thanksgiving off and get the stockings up!
Multitudes of boxes are sitting all over the house...waiting to be emptied of their trimmings or to be banished to the attic until....next year?
I do have a few things up, but I just can't get myself jump started to finish. Is anyone else in my shoes? I keep telling myself that my Christmas decorations will stay up until Twelfth Night (and they will), so that's the excuse I use every day that I don't get it all done. I know that some take theirs down the day after Christmas; mine will have at least another twelve days, so that's how I rationalize this dilemma.
Hopefully, the Christmas spirit will take hold soon (it's difficult in 80 degree weather here) and I'll spring into action. Right now, though, I'm dragging. Is there anyone else out there like me?
Not sharing this with any parties/blogs. Just my own rumbling and whining. Thank you for allowing me to do so.