Out, out, out – We’ve been decluttering for a while. Last year at Christmas we put aside decorations to donate this year. As we are setting up for Christmas we are donating anything we no longer use. There are a few oddballs things that I’m saving in case they work in the new house (no, we didn’t find it yet) but as the beloved husband wisely said, “We’ll probably want something new rather than ratty old decorations.” There were some nice things that went and I have a few more to go.
Stages of life – The decorations define stages in my life. I had hand painted wooden ornaments (donated) and several very nice Santa figurines (donated). Last year we got rid of all the old tangled lights that we don’t use (too old to climb trees outside) and the older fatter artificial trees that we had over the years. Our trees got progressively thinner and smaller. Many of my friends no longer put up a tree but the beloved husband insists on it. We compromise by using a small one, leaving the decorations on permanently and storing in a bag. It looks very festive.
One last thing – We decorated the mantle but haven’t put the tree up yet. Maybe today. This will be new cat Sasha’s first Christmas here. I wonder if she will un-decorate the bottom like all the other cats did when they were young. The velvet tree skirt is prime real estate too. Missing Hazel. That was her favorite spot.
Family time – We had family here for Thanksgiving. Much as I loved it, I was exhausted. Maybe it was a food coma! I spent the better part of Friday afternoon napping. So good!
Will it snow? – There is a huge storm coming across the US dumping snow all over. First predictions were 4 to 8 inches for us from today (Sunday) through tomorrow. It’s still dry out (at 8 a.m.) and current predictions have changed to rain for today with snow tomorrow and it’s more like 1 to 3 inches. We are straddling the rain/snow line. North of us is definite snow. South of us is rain. What we get will be a surprise.
So how was your week?