Well….it’s been a while and I am so sorry about that. I have missed blogland and everyone here lately. I was sick for a week before Thanksgiving and then with the Holiday, I seem to be running at LEAST two weeks behind on everything.
With that being said, I’ve decided to take it easy on the Christmas decorating.
Maybe just tuck in a little greenery with my existing decor.
Scatter a few shiny ornaments here and there.
And just keep things simple.
Enjoy a little nostalgia, family, and the reason for the season, as they say.
Which is not to say that there isn’t plenty of glitter and glitz going on around here.
Because there is indeed! I love this Santa! And the best part…..I found this guy at T.J.’s for $16.99! Yippee! Another great bargain, and my only Christmas decor purchase this year.
Oh…and yes, I have put up a tree. Just ONE tree. I KNOW……crazy, huh?
Plenty of decor pics. to come.
I have been very thoughtful and sad this month. For others. Who are experiencing terrible losses.
Do you remember when you were a child? I was very fortunate, all I had to worry about was counting my packages under the tree. The same with my children, and my grandchildren.
But there is such a loss of…..I don’t know…..would you call it innocence? Guess what my grandson asked for for Christmas? An outdoor automatic security light for the house. Isn’t that just too sad? That a 12 year old feels like he needs to worry about such things?
I know that many children never feel safe.
But we all work so hard to provide a safe and loving environment for our children.
Then something shatters their sense of safety.
Just needed to vent a little, I guess.
I loved this picture. I just threw these pretty velvet flowers here, waiting until I had a place to put them.
Then I left them. Just so casual, simple, and……uumm……quiet. Pretty without being fussy or too “done.”
That’s the kind of Christmas that I guess I’m looking for.
A quiet, reflective, simple, and prayerful Holiday.
Love to you all……