Pretty much every year except the three when I lived in Japan and one other year when I was all screwed up (in large part due to the baby thing, I guess), I've put up a Christmas tree, and it's usually been done not very long after the start of December. This year we area debating. With the big move from Portland to Tulsa and still having all those boxes and all that clutter in my living room and knowing that Christmas is already just one week away (!), it seems like kind of a hassle to do the tree and the decorations - more "stuff" to unpack and then to pack back up for such a short period of time. So, we are undecided.
I've thought about buying even just a little 3' tabletop tree already lit up, and if I see one for cheap while I'm out and about, I just might do it, but again the thought of one more item that I don't really "need" that will have to be moved next move when still fresh off of this move kind of makes me hesitate. Well, hesitate unless I find the perfect tiny tree at a little bitty price. If the perfect tiny tree doesn't make it's way into my buggy (I've always called them shopping carts, but the other night I heard a guy keep calling it a buggy, which made me giggle because I love it when people call things by different names in different places), we may just put the tree up over the weekend instead of being too lazy. It will be interesting to see what we decide.
Either way, we will be going to see the incredible light display at RHEMA Bible Church (we've driven by, and wow!, but it was too cold to stop, and then we got all that ice, and tonight is rain, so maybe tomorrow, and there will be pictures, definitely), and either way we are together at Christmas. I hoped "the apartness" would end before the start of the new year, and it has, with or without the tree.
Do you decorate for the holidays every year? Has there ever been a year when you didn't due to life stuff?