I’ve a confession. I’m not ready for Christmas yet. I feel pretty Grinch-y. I saw the garlands and lights going up the day after Halloween and I just wasn’t feeling it. I have been a bit irritated, actually. I haven’t finished raking my leaves yet. It rained yesterday. I saw a tree with beautiful golden lights on top of its beautiful golden leaves (which was actually quite striking but a strange site). I like Christmas but there’s something about dragging it out for 3 months (November, December, January) which at least this year I’m finding a little irritating. I know writing this is risking becoming a social pariah –people are very protective of their Christmas spirit, but I wanted to let you know, I’m trying.
Remember the phrase, fake it until you make it? Well I’m trying my best. It has helped. Maybe the cooler weather will make it feel more like time. And I do have to say using our fireplace for the first winter has made a difference.
As has been tradition (at least for the past 3-4 years), Abe and I went with his family to the local tree farm to find a tree. There are many beautiful, tall ones but there is something about the cheap cast-off ones that seem to draw me to them. We got this beauty for $5 and I think I like it more than the $55 alternatives.
It’s a little short and squatty (Abe jokes it is an equalateral triangle), and is about as tall as I am, but I like it. And I think we may just make it, that little tree and I (out of faking it, I mean).