I can’t seem to get into the Christmas spirit this year, and that’s so very unlike me. Christmas always made me so excited, and I loved so many aspects of the holiday season. But I can’t seem to muster up enough holiday spirit to put up the Christmas tree. I know it’s a mix of reasons, and part of me is sad because I love seeing the lights and pretty decorations. But the thought of having to drag the tree out, spend an hour “fluffing” it so it looks full again, and then an hour or so on placing the decorations just right doesn’t sound appealing. I wouldn’t mind putting the tree up each year if we could turn it into some kind of tradition that Alex and I do together, but yeah, not happening. Alex is a complete scrooge when it comes to holidays, so….
I thought about buying a 4-foot live tree and decorating it with the cat toys and letting them just go to town on it. But I’ve heard the pine needles that fall off the live trees make a terrible mess, and I know Targét would just eat them as they fall and then throw them back up. So scratch that idea.
I am not putting a tree up this year. Perhaps next year my Christmas spirit will return. In the meantime, I’ve made sure to schedule myself a slow December with work so I can focus on other projects I want to do. Today, I will start planning and working on more of my wood crafting area I’m doing up for myself in our basement. It’s been months since I’ve done anything to the area, and I am ready to get it a little more organized and operational so I’m not looking for everything tool I need each time I do a small project.