I’ve had a wonderful weekend and am cooking all day today
but did want to pop in and ask you/challenge you/remind you to do a bit of
decorating just for yourself. Often
holiday decorating is done more for our neighbors or in accordance to our
floorplans than simply for us to enjoy.
I love all that but what I’m enjoying very most this year is the
Christmas tree I decorated directly in view from my kitchen sink. Standing at my sink is probably where I spend
most of my time by percentage. I placed
each ornament carefully and used way more than one usually would outside. I knew I’d enjoy that detail and that was the
only goal. If you haven’t already, think
about where you spend most of your time in your house. Stand or sit there and look straight
ahead. If it’s the mirror on your
ceiling from your bed (congratulations on your self-confidence), hang a wreath,
as the mistletoe might be implied. If it’s
a window, put something outside. It need
not be conventionally "tasteful" (I love light up Santas), elaborate, or fit into
the larger scheme of your holiday decor.
Something just for you. You’ll be
surprised how much joy Christmas or Hanukkah will bring you in view of the
I’m off to make biscuits and chop potatoes and carrots and shred my
debit card because I have been on a Limoges binge. When it rains, it pours…
Do you do any just for you decorating? If not, get to it!