I'm starting to get the Christmas "itch." Every time I walk down the stairs and look at my living room, I debate on whether or not to start putting up my decorations. Its a tough decision for me. Generally, I wait until the first weekend in December to put anything up but I've come to realize that it never quite seems long enough if I wait til then. I just get everything looking festive, and the next thing I know, its time to take it all down again. The time just seems to fly by.
But... I can't quite bring myself to start with the 'Christmas cheer' just yet. I've hardly even wrapped my head around the fact that its already November, let alone time to get in the mood for Christmas. The stores have already had Christmas stuff up since the end of summer it seems, and I have started listening to some of my Christmas CD's on the way to work in the mornings, but am I really ready to come home to a 'Christmasy' house every night? Not so sure.
I do know that things are going to feel different this Christmas, with being in our first home this year. And although its exciting to think about making new memories and traditions here, I will still miss 'the loft.' It just seemed to suit the cozy mood of Christmas so perfectly...
So now... to decorate, or not to decorate? Hmmm... I guess I'll give it at least one more week. Jon will be coaching at his first basketball tournament of the season this coming weekend, so that will keep us busy. But I guess if I want to do it before the first weekend in December, I'll have to start sometime this week. I suppose that's not so bad. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure I can wait much longer anyway :) The anticipation just keeps building and building, even as I write this, and with only two weeks left in November, maybe it is time to pull out the boxes and get going... What do ya think?