I am in the throes of decorating for Christmas!!
It starts out overwhelming and completely trashes the entire house.
We unloaded the Christmas House storage and, since it was to rain Sunday night, we had to haul most of it in the house and that made for every room to be stacked high with tubs and bags of debris!
It slowly gets better as I go room by room.
Sunday was the dining room. Louis Dean is a saint! We have a pre-lit tree that no longer works so he sat for over two hours clipping off all those dead lights.
By the end of the day, the dining room was cleared of most of the tubs and was looking pretty good.
We have a tree in every room but I don't decorate any of them until I get the house done.
Then I can go back and really enjoy seeing all the ornaments as I hang them on the trees.
Every tree has a different theme that has formed over the years.
We closed out Sunday in the gazebo together, sipping a glass of wine before bed.
Since rain was coming and I didn't want my freshly decorated gazebo to get messed up, Louis Dean climbed up and zipped all the rain curtains. It was so cozy in there, we sat for a little longer.
This morning I was awake before Louis Dean so I took my coffee back to the gazebo to see how it fared in last night's storms. Not one thing out of place!
Today we proceeded to the sewing room and then the kitchen.
It was a blustery sort of day with some pretty strong winds which blew leaves into the room.
LD had a good idea. Instead of vacuuming them up - he used the blower and blew them back outside!! Win! WIN!!
I made some head way in the kitchen while Louis Dean went out to the front yard to pick up all the pecans the winds had blown down.
I took a break and went out to help him crack them.
Actually I do most of the cracking and he shells them.
We make a good team.
I had filled the purple tin completely full of cracked pecans.....
and while I finished in the kitchen, he shelled the entire tin!
It must be a sort of therapy for him!
It has always taken me a week to decorate for Christmas and this year is no exception.
I haven't put make up on since Thanksgiving Day because I haven't been out of the house.
It will be the weekend before I'm done and then we can sit back and enjoy everything all month long!