I must say that I am actually in the Christmas spirit. Judge me all you want but I usually find Christmas exhausting and difficult to get in the mood for. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I don’t “like” Christmas. But the whole decorating is so tiring and I rarely look forward to doing it. But this year I am feelin’ it! We don’t usually decorate until the last possible minute. But last week while we were in Ohio for Thanksgiving I was actually thinking about decorating this week! It’s a different feeling for me. I think it may have something to do with the fact that I am feeling considerably better than I was even a month ago. And the fact that we had so much to be thankful for and celebrate for Thanksgiving this year – my Dad’s health – has helped me to get in the holiday spirit.
So I’m thinking about fighting the junk in the Christmas closet to start dragging it all out. I would like to decorate one day while everyone is gone to surprise them when they walk in the door at night. It would certainly be that – a surprise! I mean, I’m thinking about decorating bathrooms and the whole she-bang. That is sooooooooooooooooooooo unlike me! It will be a shock to their systems. Thankfully we have 2 nurses next door. There might even be a need for medical assistance. Does that give you an idea of what Christmas has been like for me in the past?
First things first though, I need to clean everything. I think it’s kind of sad to decorate a dirty and dusty house. So, that’s what I’m working on right now. Dust, vacuum, scrub furniture, floors, bathrooms. Putting all of this into words makes me aware of how excited I actually am. Now I can’t wait to get started. Who am I and which one of my meds is doing this to me? I kind of like it!
I hear about people who have Christmas trees for every room. THAT even sounds fun to me this year. But we don’t have the money to do that. I really like the idea though. Maybe I’ll put that on my list for the after-Christmas sales this year. Do you do that? I even like the idea of each tree being decorated in a different theme. Heaven’s to Betsy, WHO AM I?????????
Anyway, I’m gonna stop writing and start decorating. Who knows when the bug will leave me. I don’t want to miss out on the feeling or lose the excitement. HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! Let the decorating begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!