We all go through it… we all do it. Frenzied shopping, eating all the inappropriate foods, feeling stressed and rushed for no apparent reason really.
It started with me this year when the time came to get the tree up and decorated. We had just survived The Super Sweet 16 party of the year and honestly were feeling a bit exhausted and overwhelmed. Everyone around me was all “got that tree up?” “oh, my tree has been decorated since Thanksgiving!” “What you don’t have your tree up YET?” all well-meaning and good intention people unknowingly making me feel pressured for time.
So, UP goes the tree. Pre lit, hinged. Couldn’t be easier. EXCEPT the lights in the middle of the tree were burnt out. Naturally. I made a quick dash to the local Dollar General to grab some lights for use as fill in. DONE.
While looking at my bare, pre lit, hinged Christmas tree I was struck by a random thought. Do I really NEED to decorate it? It’s totally fine to have a bare tree. SO that’s what I did. I’m calling it a “primitive” tree this year. ha!
With the BIG day nearly here, I have to say I’m not really missing the whole over the top decorations I normally do. It’s cleaner, simpler. Calmer. Something that I must be in need of this holiday season.
I plan to hit some after Christmas sales and purchase a new tree on sale, one in which ALL the lights work! Maybe next year, I’ll be inspired to actually put some tinsel on. Oh Yeah, baby.
Peace and simple Blessings to you and yours this season …