It's November 30th, and since my children have learned about the days of the month (and telling time, the rats, now I can't fudge bedtime anymore) they have informed me that we should have already put up the tree, strung the lights, hung the ornaments and set up the creche.....
It's all I can do to keep my house tidy. In these days leading up to the holidays I've been busy cutting, printing, sewing and sending out orders...... (I'm not complaining here, I am so incredible thankful for each and everyone of you who have put your faith in me!)
But I've promised that after our weekend guests depart, after we've nibbled on crêpes at the Marché de Noël , after we've dragged our sleds up the hill enough times to deserve a chocolat-chaud and fondue, after all that, we will put up the tree....
I pared down our ornaments when we moved abroad, chucking out the more garish ones, holding onto the neutrals, naturals and those with sentimantal value.
I'm shooting for something like this, uncomplicated and elegant......
or this.... a bit fancier
I love the mantle here....
and this just makes my esthetic sense ring....
can you hear it?
And then there's the Christmas table to think about.....
We'll have relatives staying for both the eve and day of Christmas, then good friends for New Year's Eve, le Reveillon, which happens to be my daughter's birthday.....
Hmmmm.... and then cousins for a ski weekend..... then my visiting mom....... I wonder if I'm fooling the kids that I'll find the time for the tree, because I'm having a hard time convincing myself.....
And you? Is yours up? Lit? Trimmed? Or are you procrastinating like me?
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