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I think it is time for some Christmas music!
I have glorious visions of having a fun family evening all putting up the tree together... Christmas carols playing... hot chocolate in hand and not getting spilled... spiked version for me, please... everyone laughing... and chatting... and the tree looking gorgeous in the end.
Real life rarely imitates my imagination.
The Stern German has been busy deer hunting most nights after work and off and on all weekend just a few miles away... so he is in and out of the house all the time.
The Angsty Teen didn't want to decorate the tree when I wanted to do it, so at first I thought I would wait a few hours and see if she wanted to help then.
I sometimes worry about the fact that I tend to do the same things over and over and expect different results... insanity, much?
The more I thought about it, the more I realized that the perfect family tree-decorating evening was just going to be a figment of my imagination... or actually I realized that the perfect family tree-decorating evening was just going to be with myself!
I had looked and looked for pictures of families happily decorating Christmas trees that I could put on here... lots of perfectly groomed blonde children... happily participating in the family activity...
My Christmas tree is finally up... not that it's all that late.. in fact, this is kind of early for me.
The tree looks beautiful. It makes me smile... and no one is going to need therapy to recover from the holiday memory of forced family fun. The older I get, the wiser I become.
So as I sit here with my glass of goodness...
I'm loving some Christmas music. Several songs, both old and new, make me smile... but this is the one I'm loving tonight:
All I Want for Christmas is You... to be responsible, respectful, and fun to be around, Angsty Teen... today was better than the day before... but I didn't see you much. (I know correlation does not necessarily prove causation... but... maybe there is a correlation here?)
All I Want for Christmas is You... to help me get some projects done around the house, Stern German... and to give me some cash too, I think... probably mostly the cash...
All I Want for Christmas is You... to stop barking at every damn thing, dog.
That's all I've got... Have a great day! What Christmas songs are making you smile this week?