Today was spent packing up special orders and three boxes were shipped with more to go tomorrow. Generally, we are done every season by the 14th of December—this year may be a few days longer. I am feeling the pressure more this year than usual because of our heavy show schedule this year , the stress over Brian’s health , and because we simply produced a LOT more this year in product…I badly need some time totally away from painting. It’s probably not a good thing when you feel like crying when you see a stack of wood to be painted. Soooooo…..after Al ran out to ship, I took a break…and finished the family room tree. The last couple years I didn’t get it done until the week of Christmas! Despite the work, I’m always happy when I see it lit up. This tree is covered with the treasured ornaments that have been collected over the years…nothing monetarily valuable, but valuable to my heart! Popsicle stick ornaments made by little boy hands, ornaments bought at the Elementary school Christmas shoppe. You know the ones…the I love mommy and daddy ones. 🙂 I love just sitting quietly watching TV in the glow of the tree and often put off taking it down until mid January. There is a gentle Merriment to the tree and enjoying it when “all is calm, all is bright! “….
Make sure to take time for yourself this season……….Jan