There seems to be this pattern where I get sick right before Christmas. This is my third or fourth year in a row. What’s that about? The easy answer is stress, of course, but the regularity of it makes me wonder. Do I feel like I have to be sick to lay on the couch for two weeks? Or is it just an annual purging of the old to make room for the new? I haven’t figured it out yet, but I suspect that it’s not simply a coincidence. You may have noticed by now that I’m not a big believer in coincidence in general.
Meanwhile, though, I’m keeping the decorations simple this year. Last year in the bedroom I made new pillows and hung decorations. I had ideas for more this year, but what ended up being enough was to just use the same pillows on as last year. But I still think it looks festive, and it gives me a happy Christmas feeling when I come into our room each day. [Read more...]