Day 10, still stuffed up. And exhausted. I’ve never had a cold last this long, it’s pretty funny when you think about it. But I’m counting my blessings anyway, because they are many. And it’s just a cold, geesh!
Anyway, in the last 10 days I’ve lounged around 90% of the time. Occasionally I’ll get a spark and be up and about for oh, 10 minutes at a time, then it’s back to the couch for me. The cold hit right around the time that I really wanted to start decorating but that has taken a back seat…although I have managed a few things. The stockings are hung, the nativity is on the mantle. The tree is finally decorated. And I printed out and hung a bit of inexpensive art that I worked up in photoshop; it almost completes one corner of our living room (this is non-Christmas related; something to keep up until I’m ready to move onto the next thing!) I desperately wanted some informality in this room; we have a (fake) leather couch which tends to scream formal to me, so this really easy art added the fun/casual I was after.
They are 19×13 prints; it sucked up almost a whole black cartridge! It’s on matte paper so it’s nice and stiff; I love this hymn and I’ve always enjoyed the graphic appeal of black and white. I strung it on picture wire with binder clips; here it is in relation to the room:
I strung some of my vintage music garland in the entryway; I like the quirkiness of it.
I was going to decorate in a vintage gold/silver/cream theme this Christmas; then I trudged up to our attic and forgot that I went on a post-Christmas shopping spree for all of the 80 percent of Christmas balls last year. So color it is! I wanted to make a wreath last year, but didn’t get around to it, so this was priority-it coordinates with our tree. It’s very easy; just snip the hook part off of a coat hanger, unravel the wires at the top, and string the balls. Then ravel your wires back together. 🙂
Well, back to the couch for me. Or bed. The bed sounds really nice. Think the boys could take care of themselves? 😉