I know everyone says it and it is usually the first “small talk” thing people say but seriously… can you believe that it is December alreadY? What.the.f? November was kind of a crap month for me (dead grandpa, hospitalized dad, getting the plague…) so I’m not sorry that its over but what the hell, December? You’re here much too quickly.
While I usually enjoy putting up a (fake) tree and decorating a bit, we really don’t do much otherwise.
I think having a baby now has made me feel a bit more festive. I really wanted to get a real tree this year (after years of poo-pooing it). And wouldn’t you know, this is the first year that Jeremy pooped all over it. He actually made a good point about how AM loves to pull stuff down and warned that we should look to get a table top tree.
So that’s what we did. We got a real table top tree so we both win. Compromise.
Sorry for the crap quality of the photo – I took it with my phone this morning. Because this tree is much smaller than what we normally have, I pared the ornaments down to only those “meaningful” ones (with a few snowflake filler ornaments). The meaningful ones include personalized ornaments and those from places we’ve traveled. And look – we put it next to a poinsettia! So festive, I know.
Then there are stockings. This isn’t anything fancy. I bought some cheap-o stockings a few years ago along with some glittery puffy paint. But let’s not ignore that amazingly handcrafted beauty sitting in the middle. :-)
Are you wondering why we have 5 stockings? It is because we have stockings for our dogs. Yes, they get stockings (despite not giving a crap about the holiday).
As for the outdoors. We usually just put a wreath on our door. But we now have a neighbor that has been doing elaborate window displays for holidays (including Thanksgiving – he had a THANKSGIVING window display. I didn’t know such things existed). He’s kind of inspired me to step up our game so this is what I did to the window:
I get that it isn’t very exciting but it is more than we’ve ever done before!
Here’s a closer look at the window:
It you still can’t tell (due to a phone that has endured lots of slobber from a baby) – we have some cheap snowflake lights strung across the top and red ornaments hanging at different lengths on string. I think it looks like a storefront display… of a very cheap store.
I still want to do more inside the house but I’m drawing a blank. I don’t want to poke holes in the wall so I’m really limited in what I can do. How do you decorate?