I have been decorating for days here at Wilder's Last Resort.
The dining room is the highlight of the Christmas season. A lot of furniture moving is involved to get the tree here. I love the reflection of the tree in the seven windows. It is so pretty at night from the outside. I'm sure the bears, and other forest animals love it too.
All of the Christmas ornaments and "stuff" is stored under the house in the basement area, or under the garage in a space where you can't stand up. It's a two person operation moving furniture, and then carrying in all of the boxes and totes full of Christmas treasures. It's exhausting!
We have a new, young family that moved in across the street from us. I asked them if they were going to put up a tree, and did they need any "cabiny" ornaments. They said yes, so it was a good time for me to sort through my ornaments, and give some away. They were thrilled to receive them, and I was thrilled to cut down on the number of boxes we have to carry. I also put together a large box for the local Humane Society.
Every afternoon, you will find me in one of the chairs next to the tree. It is the gift I give to myself everyday. A chance to put up my feet, rest, read, or just look at the tree. And yes, more often than not, I close my eyes and take a short nap to recharge for the rest of the day.
Don't forget to "recharge" and take care of yourself. Just sit back and enjoy the beauty around you. If you get too busy doing things, you can't enjoy the importance of the season.