The tree is up and decorated. For the last 25 years we have had various artificial trees, and this year I hauled out the latest one, and selecting only my favourite things, decorated it. It looks festive enough, but I really miss that evergreen scent. If I wasn't so lazy I would get out and buy a real one, and re-do it. Next year it will be a real one. We changed from real to faux the year the kittens came to stay. They demolished the tree several times that first year, and it wasn't the decorations but the smell that turned them on.
The cards are written and posted, the freezer is filled with the things we enjoy at this time of year and the gifts are purchased. This weekend I will wrap, and then enjoy the time between then and Christmas knowing everything is ready.
Simplicity is my theme this year. One or two special things dotted around the living room, and the tree. I like it.
How are your preparations coming along?