Monday, December 17, 2007

Scroogy McScroogerson

Lest I mislead anyone, that isn't my house in my previous post. I'm one of those neighbors who takes pictures of your wonderfully decorated house since I don't do it up myself. Case in point, from last year here and here.

And while I'm at it, here's another:
I hate to admit it, but the sole Christmas decoration I have up is that button tree I made last week. It sits proudly on display though, on a beautiful doily my BFF's kinda-sorta gma made me last year. This year, I'm quite content with all the Christmas and holiday activities to remain outside of my home space. I've been very productive this year as far as getting my shopping done, mailing packages, making my cards and doing all those crafty things. This has been the least pressure filled Christmas season I've had that i can remember. Smooth sailing. I'm not sure if taking the pressure off myself on merely decorating the house has had such a big impact, but I think that not being surrounded by it 24-7 makes me feel calmer. On the other hand, I do feel like somethings missing. So not sure if taking the decorating out of the equation is the answer. This year, perhaps. But I know I'd feel amiss if I let it go every year. So in the meantime, I share with you my favorite other-people's home decorations.
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6 comments:

rosemary said...

No decorations up yet and I might not put up a tree this year. Getting the shopping and mailing of gifts done wore me out. Steve did put up some outside lights that twinkle at odd times and a string is already out....but that's it!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I hear ya. Sometimes it seems good to let some of the stressful operations go, but you do find yourself missing some of them. I gave up the Christmas CD this year and I must admit, I miss making one.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Well i agree with you, i wouldn't have anything up this yr accept my son's kids will be here.But no x-mas tree, with all the furry cats i would be picking up the tree on a regular basis.....I will enjoy seeing your neighbors decorations with you. We don't have any neighbors

Lilli & Nevada said...

PS i saw that you have a slide show on the side bar, how do you put that on there? I did the slide show for the daily blog which i thought would be for the side bar.

monica said...

I like those pics from last year! especially the luminaires lining the street, those homes look really nice!

Jodi said...

I'm still not ready for Christmas! And it's long gone. Yikes!