Thanksgiving with family was a joyful occasion. I absolutely ate too much.
I decorated for Christmas with Christmas music playing and an evergreen candle burning. Rearranging the furniture was necessary in order to fit a Christmas tree into our livingroom. It took me all day but it was great. I really would of liked it if my grown children could of been here to help. My husband was at work - he is not into decorating. He did comment that it looked like Christmas had hit our house.
When I started pulling out the tubs of decorations I was joyfully surprised to find items purchased on sale after Christmas last year. Yes, I had new stuff to work with so a lot of the old decorations stayed packed away. They will come out to be used again in future Christmas'. Maybe one day my children or grandchildren will use them after I am gone- I don't plan on leaving soon.