This Advent Calendar was made by my mother in 1990 and every year I pull it out I have wonderful memories of her and past Christmases. When the kids were little they would fight over who was first to start the calendar. It was valued to be the last so you could place the gold star at the top of the tree. Now it is just me and every morning when I place an ornament I think of the kids. I know when they get back from school for the semester break one of them will take over the duty. Probably without the arguing.
I am so thankful that I started decorating the house last Saturday and finished on Sunday. I used to be able to decorate all in one day. Now it takes me two days, I am a little slower. I am okay with that. The reason I am thankful especially this year is because I finished before my tiny cold started. Now I am sitting with hot cups of tea staring at the tree.
My mom made the fabric tree, placemats and and the cross stitched table cloth! She was quite the sewing queen.
As you may recall, I am done with Christmas shopping for the extended family. All I have left is my husband and the kids. I think that is why I am not stressed out during December.
So I am off to drink more tea and kick my cold as best as I can. Have you decorated?