Christmas time, I am ready, but it has been a year of joy and sadness for me. It is a stranged mixed bag for me the year. Ryan is gone, and the girls are far far away. I wondered if i would feel like decorating, getting everything out of the storage room and dealing with it all on my own. The wonderful thing is I did feel like doing just that. It makes me feel happy to see all the Christmas decorations around the house, the things the girls and Ryan made throughout the years.
I got the outside lights done is very little time. I actually snowed on Dec 4, so everything looks beautiful. It has snowed several times, we have a good 8 inches on the ground still with more snow to come, today, in fact it is snowing now! and more on Christmas Eve. I am certainly thankful for a White Christmas.
It was snowing when Steve and I went to get the tree! It was like magic. I unfortunately forgot the camera, but the tree is beautiful. We trudged through the snow pulling a two wheel cart and found the perfect tree. Steve cut it down and we drug it back to pay for it.
The mantle is hosting the snow people, candles, the nutcrackers and of course the stockings are hung by the chimney with care, even Ryan's stocking is there, even though he is gone.
So I guess I am ready for Christmas. Christmas Eve will be a nice evening in front of the fire, with Steve and food of course and the film It's a Wonderful Life to top it off.