I completed my Christmas decorating around the house, then sat for a
couple of far too warm days for December, wondering why.
Why was I doing all this when Bob and I might be the only people to see
the sparkle in dark corners and on tabletops and shelves. The flickering
of candles all around, Rudolph's red nose, a golden stag, a whiff of fresh
pine from the mantel, an angel frame with an angel photo of someone
very special, and tiny trees of silver, green and some snow dusted.
Now, after a week of early dusks, after my afternoon cup of tea, I'm in love
with the routine of lighting the candles, the Christmas tree and large paper
stars in the gazebo, the small metal tree with my collection of birds, hearts,
stars and vintage chandelier crystals. . . . . . and then the outdoor lights.
It's not perfect this year, and I didn't put out every ornament, but the sparkle
and glow is making these now darker, colder evenings very pleasant.
I'm so glad I made the effort . . . . . off now to listen some
More peeks around the house next time.