Sunday, December 8, 2019
The Christmas decorating begins
Today I decorated the mantel for Christmas for what I believe to be the first time in my life.
I mean, I had decorated it before with Candle-Lite candles and whatnot. But it has always been kind of slapdash, as Jeoffry, above, has clearly realized.
Today for the first time, I got some garland and mounded it on the mantel and put lights with it.
Which looks pretty good if I may say so myself.
I am playing host to our Christmas carolers this week so I need the house to be festive. We had great success last year and so this year we are feeling our oats and thinking of adding to our repertoire. We are dreaming of "In Dulci Jubilo" and the Gloucestershire Wassail.
Our surroundings must be right! Next I will go about putting up the tree. I might do it right now. I might wait till tomorrow. For tonight I might just rest on my laurels, you know?
I have a rule I am abiding by and that is to use what is in my house. That explains the colored lights. I know white lights are more tasteful. But colored lights were what I had and you know what? I like them.
I make no apologies!
Recently watching one of those corny Hallmark Christmas movies, about which more later, I saw a comment from someone in ... Denmark, I think it was. One of those countries.
He wrote: "You Americans, do you all decorate your houses like that? I think it is ugly."
It did not matter that a few minutes before, I might have agreed that the houses were overdone. All of a sudden I grew defensive.
What a rude jerk!
Butt out, plain Dane!
Go back to your hygge!
We will decorate our homes as we see fit. All of a sudden I want to overdecorate my house and I will not stop until it is done.