Here it is December 21st and I haven't posted one sinlge thing about Christmas yet. WTF? I don't know what's up this year, but I haven't yet gone into my usual overly enthusiastic Christmas mode. The Christmas season started out promising...
The day after Thanksgiving, Daniel and I went to The Christmas Spectacular at the Grand Ole Opry. Indeed it was spectacular and produced a fair amount of Christmas excitement. Then a few days later we were supposed to go to the annual nighttime Nashville Christmas Parade but we totally punked out because it was just too goddamn cold. The Christmas spirit has sort of petered out since that night...
I guess the biggest obstacle that has kept me from a full-contact embrace of Christmas this year is our house. I don't have the time or the energy or the motivation to decorate a house that is still in relative shambles. My grandparents are visiting directly after Christmas and we are still removing wallpaper glue from the walls of the guest bedroom. Blah. Believe it or not, it's actually fairly challenging to work a full time job, renovate a house, and still maintain tidy and organized living conditions wherein the dishes are done, the laundry is folded, the hairballs are non-existent, and the bathrooms are sanitary. Throw Christmas into the mix and forget about it!
We don't have a tree. We don't have stockings. We don't have Christmas cookies. We don't have swags of fragrant greenery or berries or ribbons or anything at all.
We did manage to throw a wreath on the front door a couple of weeks ago. And this past weekend we put up a few strings of lights on our front porch in between our bouts of glue removal. That's it. That's all I got.
It's a little disappointing not to be having a grand first Christmas in our new house this year, but really all I want for Christmas is a clean, wall-paper free, relatively put together and organized house.
If only Santa could spare some elves to help make it happen!