Today was a work day today. My gaudy Santa Paws socks livened my spirits. I’m decorating the house in hopes of getting the tree up tonight. I love the way my house looks at Christmas time. My normal plain décor gets a facelift in reds, gold and greens. Like my socks, it makes me happy. My usual target date for taking down my decorations is January 7th or after. When I was in school many years ago, I was envious of my Orthodox friends who got to stay home from school on January 7th for Russian Christmas. It was like having two Christmases to my young mind, complete with more presents. Why couldn’t Protestants have a second Christmas too? No fair. After I got married, I got my wish, as we traveled between families at Christmas. One year, when we lived 500 miles away from family, we had three, and I loved it. Nowadays, at 650 miles away, we’re content to stay at home. One Christmas is fine. Plus, I get to enjoy my pretty decorations for a little bit longer.
- Follow Thoughts, Socks and Jots on WordPress.com
Kris on Relief Comes at a Steep P… benjan29 on Confessions of a Button F… sarah on Confessions of a Button F… benjan29 on Confessions of a Button F… Tamby on Confessions of a Button F…
People With Good Taste
TagsAdvent Antler Baking Betty Boop Cameras Candy canes Car cats chocolate Christian Christianity Christmas Christmas and holiday season Christmas Apparel Christmas lights Christmas Socks Christmas tree Church Cold Concert Confusion Cookies death Decorating faith Friday the thirteenth Gingerbread Gingerbread man God good luck Grief Health Hearts Ho ho ho Holiday Holidays humor Hurry ice icy roads inspiration Joy jury duty Love mourning my mother New Year parking garage Peanuts Penguins poetry prayer Recreation reindeer Rudolph Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sadness Santa Santa Paws Sled Sledding Sleep Snoopy Snow Snowflakes Snowman Snowmen Sock socks Sunday superstition tradition Valentine Valentine's Day Winter sport
- 1,391 hits