Well, I’ve decided, I’m just not going to bother with decorating this year. While I’m still all for finding the perfect gift for someone, wrapping the presents and doing the card thing, I just don’t feel like lugging in all the boxes this time. So instead, I’ve picked up a live little tabletop tree from Trader Joe’s. And if the stockings are accessible I think I’ll hang those up. But really, that’s it for me.
Funny thing, I was feeling a little, I don’t know, maybe guilty about not decorating (though we don’t have kids and we don’t really entertain at home, so really, no one but me would miss it) and I mentioned it to friends over the weekend. It took the I-go-all-out-and-decorate-for-all-holidays friend – the one you can’t help but be jealous of because well, she decorates for all the holidays and come on, that’s just cool as shit – to admit to having those occassions where she didn’t feel like decorating either. That’s when I finally took that breath and just admitted to myself that it’s just fine and dandy if I don’t want to decorate this year. That doesn’t really make me Little Miss Bah Humbug.