In the last few months, I have moved my laptop to a spot at the kitchen table. From here I look to my left and see the birds at the feeder. We eat breakfast together every morning, even though they are outside and I'm cozy inside. Right now I can hear one banging his beak on something. I think he's dropping a hint that the feeder could stand to be filled. He'll have to wait until I stop banging my fingers on this keyboard. :-).
Anyhow, I'm also enjoying an occasional glance up from the keyboard. I've just put the last ornament on the tree in the family room. The furniture is dusted, the floor is vacuumed ... heck, the furniture even got a once-over with the vacuum and now this room is done. Don't you love when that happens??
No doubt about it, this Christmas decorating is a lot of work.
But once it's done ... we sit back and realize it was all worth it.
Bring on the hot chocolate, good books, old movies, beautiful music, flickering candles, crackling fires ... the memories of Christmas 2011 are getting started.