One advantage to choosing to follow CDC guidelines and to not celebrate Christmas with those outside of our household is that I have more time to meet my December goals with no company coming so I told Keith I wanted to do minimal decorating. It worked out well for me because the lights, the reindeer, and the undecorated tree were all put up by him. And yes, we put the artificial tree up but I’m not putting any decorations on it this year. It’s festive enough as it is.
Today is a slow day in the quilting room although I’m getting ready to head up now and trim and bind at least one and maybe two quilts and then I’ll sit up and hand stitch the rest of the binding I’m working on. I did finish putting my photo ornaments together, ran some Xmas errands, and went to the dentist. I now have a temporary crown to replace the broken one and still have to go back for the permanent one. I should never have waited in the first place. In the end it caused me more pain and grief AND more money but it was what they suggested and I went along. Bad decision on my part.
So I’m curious … in these challenging times, are you more likely to go whole hog decorating for Christmas to cheer yourself up or are you like me, taking the opportunity to downsize the decorating and use the time for quilting or something else?! Here are my ornaments all ready to ship to the kids – they do have decorated trees at their houses!