It’s late on Christmas Eve Eve and we just got our tree up. We should have done it earlier but just haven’t had the time. It’s a nice tree. Small but full. It’s covered in colored lights, homemade decorations, and silver baubles. We also hung the stockings, put some garland on the railing, and placed little nutcrackers and Pez dispensers around the room.
It definitely feels more festive than it did this morning. It’s also nice that it got cold. Sixty degrees and heavy rain just isn’t right for December 23rd. It feels more like the season now. I wish the rain were snow, but we can’t have everything.
I realized today that all of my shopping is done. That’s really early for me. I always shop on Christmas Eve. It’s my favorite shopping day of the year. This year, though, I don’t need to. I might go anyway just to keep the tradition alive. We’ll see.
Now I’m just sitting, typing, and listening to Christmas music on Pandora. It’s peaceful even with the wind howling outside. It’s too bad we didn’t get the tree up weeks ago.