Maybe it's because the weather has been so warm.
Maybe it's because my sisters won't be visiting this year until after Christmas.
Or maybe it's because our house is still in the throes of the living room renovation and not looking very Christmas-y at all yet.
I am starting to stress about whether enough of it is going to be done in time to make our home at least reasonably settled for Christmas. It feels like there is still a lot of work to be done.
And because of the renovations to the living room, the rest of the house is starting to look like something deserving of it's own episode of "Hoarders". (Is that a sofa under all that stuff in the dining room? Why, yet it is!)
I had to inform the family last night that based on the way the schedule to get things done is looking, there may not be a tree this year.
That's right... sing it with me.... "You're a mean one, Mrs Grinch"
I'm really not trying to be a Scrooge. It's just that we can't pull a tree in right now. The baseboards and trim have to be done first. The curtain hardware and the curtains themselves need to hung. Having the tree in would just complicate the entire process.
And I can't imagine going through all the work and difficulty of getting and putting up a tree for just a few days. (Go ahead, sing another verse... I'll sit here quietly until you're done)
As you can imagine, I'm not incredibly popular around here right now.
I sincerely hope I'm proved wrong and things are at a point by next weekend where putting up the tree can happen. And if it doesn't... well, we all know how the Grinch's story ended... even without all the wrappings.
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