“It’s beginning to look a lot like FISHMEN. Everywhere I go!” Cue the H.P. Lovecraft Society’s A Very Scary Solstice and I am now firmly in a festive mood.
One of the pleasures of owning this big, beautiful, drafty old house is our annual Christmas decorating adventures. It takes at least two full days – one to clean the house, and the other to install the tree and decorate it.
And that’s just the downstairs.
At some point, I hope to set up additional trees and decorations upstairs in various rooms.
For instance, I would like to find a 4-5′ tall artificial tree for the library/office which I will decorate in a books/writing theme.
I think it would be fun to add a tiny tree to the main floor bathroom which held miniatures such as bars of soap, tiny Christmas towels, and other bathroom themed decor.
And then there is the kitchen. A tiny tree with little whisks and graters and such in the window.
Or the art room – paintbrushes, tiny art pieces, and more.
The utility room…
By the time I’m done figuring out all the rooms – Christmas decorating will take a full WEEK to complete!
And don’t get me started on the Haunted Graveyard I’ve been dreaming of doing each Halloween for YEARS now.
Let’s face it, holiday decorating is a lot of work, but it is fun too. Especially when we pull out the “festive” holiday tunes. It’s hard to get grumpy over all those strings of Christmas lights you have to test when you get to hear the dulcet tones of A Very Scary Solstice belting out “And on his hands he has orifices and he doesn’t have a head!” to the tune of I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas.
And now I’m sad that I didn’t schedule us to have a holiday party!
Next year, folks. Mark your calendars for the second weekend of December of next year. I guarantee we will have a fabulous party then!