Well, the weekend has ended – it’s now officially Monday. I could use one more weekend day. My tree is almost finished. I’ve got maybe another hour on it and it will be done. I think this is becoming a bit ridiculous – the number of hours I spend on the tree. So, who knows, maybe this will be the last mega-tree I do for awhile. Of course, it’s entirely possible that next year I’ll be just as enthused about it as usual and do it all over again. It does take many, many. many hours to assemble it. But it’s so darned pretty and sparkly when it’s done.
Tomorrow I will finish the tree and start doing some of the other decorating – and the cleaning. By this time next week the homes tour will be over. Obviously, getting the house done is a necessity. I also need to bake for the refreshments. It will be a busy week.
I have so enjoyed the last few days of just being still. I have barely left the house for the last four days. Yesterday I went to Roys and did a couple of errands. Friday I did the early morning shopping and then ran to the post office to ask a question in the afternoon. Today I went out on the porch and hung a wreath on the door. I haven’t even been in the yard. I needed some days like that.
But, I’m ready to rejoin the world tomorrow. I’m starting to want to see friends for lunch and dinner again. And I’ve eaten most of the leftovers from the cooking I’ve done the last few days, so the timing on that works out well. By and large I think I still need some quiet time, but some excursions to interact with the world will be good.