Christmas Is Fast Approaching
How in the world is it already December 21st? Christmas Eve is literally 3 days away. 2016, a new year, is only 11 days away.
I’m a bit shocked how quickly December has passed us by. Yet, when I think about the fact that we’ve been working countless hours, we’ve both been sick with a near deadly man cold and in our spare time we’ve been doing a major home reno nearly entirely on our own, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. I always find when I’m busy, time just flies by.
With the exception of one string of Christmas lights in a tree outside, we have not decorated for Christmas this year. And now with only 3 days left until Christmas Eve I will admit that I miss our Christmas tree. But, I’m still not regretting my decision not to decorate. First, I feel like putting the effort into decorating would have just been one too many things for me to do this month. We’ve been going 24/7 for a few weeks now and I just don’t think I would have enjoyed the process of decorating.
And second, I think the most important reason I am okay with not decorating is, that I have still thoroughly enjoyed the Christmas spirit. All month long I’ve had some fun putting together an epic gift basket for an amazing friend and her partner. I am so excited to give it to them because I think they are going to love it! And, we’ve also been to a few Christmas parties and enjoyed the decorating efforts of others. And of course we’ve been enjoying a few good Christmas themed meals too.
As we are not doing anything with either of our out of town families for Christmas, our plan for Christmas Eve is to make a nice dinner for the two of us with some sort of different and creative protein. This is a bit of a tradition for us because every year we do something different. Last year we cooked a goose, the year before a pheasant, and before that a duck. This year I’m thinking Partridge, if I can find one. And on Christmas Day my amazing friend has asked us to join her family for dinner.
Without the Christmas decorations it’s a very a different Christmas then what we’ve become accustomed to, but we’ve still been having fun and enjoying ourselves. And I have to admit, I’m exhausted from everything so far this month and so I’m already slightly excited to not have to un-decorate.
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