Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sunday (12/20/09 Christmas)

I wasn't going to decorate this year. I have had a tremendously rough year and haven't been very much in the mood. But, the spirit of Christmas won me over anyway and I did some very light decorating. You can see my little Christmas tree, bottom center. Haha!! It's a live Norfolk pine. It has lights, balls, and bows even! I usually get a beautiful live wreath but as my sons are no longer in Boy Scouts, I had to come up with one of my own so I threw this one together.
I think this light decoration was left up from last year. Ooops, oh well!
This is my tree of life flower planter by my front door. I change the flowers for all the holidays and seasons.
I have a few other decorations too. Pointsietta and pine garlands and bead chains are hanging over many of my doorways. I have a few Christmas cards on display too. I decided not to bother climbing up into the attic to bring down the many, many boxes of Christmas decorations so it is rather sparsely decorated. I was just too busy the last few weeks and since it's less than 1 week to Christmas now, I figured "why bother?" I do miss my nativities though. I had a glass one and a wooden manger scene with lots of porcelain shepherds, wise men, and angels along with Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. I also have a several musical Santas and angels and a merry go round. I could go on and on with what I don't have decorated this year. Lol. I don't think that is what this post is supposed to be about.

I haven't put up house lights for years. However, the rest of my neighborhood is decorated very nicely with outdoor lights. But, you'll have to take my word for it. I went out tonight and it was too late. The neighbors had already turned off their outdoor light displays, except for these

And here's my little tree from the outside. ;)

I know, I know, terrible night photos. Maybe I'll replace them tomorrow night with some better photos.

Sunday - song: Sunday, artist: David Bowie, album: Heathen


Anonymous said...

So glad you got won over by the spirit of all looks lovely! And may this christmas spirit continue for you right into the new year and longer!

Gail said...

I had the same thought, it is too late to start.

Your decorations are lovely, maybe I will becme inspired to do the same.

Ed said...

Nice festive shots..:-)

Lori Skoog said...

Good for you! I think you could go into the wreath making business!

Tammy said...

I can imagine with the loss of the dogs so close to Christmas, that hurt the Christmas spirit, as well. I lost a dog in Nov one year and it took a lot for me to even want to do Christmas.

I'm glad you gave in and love the wreath. It was so good to meet you this year, Val. Despite the ups and downs this year has pitched us both, that was a silver lining! Merry Christmas!

Horses Are Our Lives said...

I'm glad you are back to thinking Christmas. just looking at pictures can put you into the Christmas mood. Enjoy what you have out, and next year, do a little more. I don't have much decorating done this year, and I'm fine with that tonight, as my tree is up and I had Christmas today with part of my family.

The Wades said...

Merry late Christmas to you. Here's to 2010 being a much better year! Hugs friend.