my attitude toward holidays is generally a positive one. any reason to celebrate, be merry and eat a ton of great food is A-OK by me! this year, however, i had trouble getting into the spirit for many a reason (the craptastic weather, a cold that continues to knock me on my ass, a roof in sudden need of repair, scant funds, etc.). still, xmas turned out to be lovely overall.
two days prior, the fact that we still hadn’t gotten a tree wasn’t helping my piss-poor holiday attitude and so ingenuity took over. “make due with what you have” is the saying that comes to mind when describing my solution to our lack of festive home adornment. setting aside illness and exhaustion, i set to work cleaning, arranging and rearranging bits of the living room into a celebratory-friendly setting. with the television, rocking chair and various other stuff moved out of the way and into a reasonable semblance Read more »