These decorating decals aren’t really my thing, so when we arrived last July we removed most of the ones we found in our new house. But this one felt hand-picked for us. In the beginning, it seemed more like a challenge than a belief statement. Could we really embrace togetherness enough to call this new house or any other place we wander this year: home?
It definitely felt like we were coming home last Sunday after a three-week trip to Tanzania. Our hearts and brains were overflowing from amazing experiences. How good it felt to sleep in our “own” beds!
Monday- we had so much to unpack, wash, and process. Thankfully we got several loads of laundry done, everyone showered, and a grocery run completed when… the power went out. Too bad the dinner casserole was still baking. We learned that we should have been paying the electricity bill to the city not to the rental company. Why they accepted payments from us without sending it along or alerting us, I’m not sure. “If it’s not one thing, it’s another!” is beginning to seem like it would be another appropriate decal for this home. So we marked the summer solstice the same way we usually spend this date back where it’s winter- by candle and lantern light.
Calls and more calls sorted things out pretty quickly and by Tuesday afternoon we were back on track. Uploading photos and other post-trip tasks will have to wait though because Christmas is only a few days away! It will be a simple one at our place which suits these four tired souls just fine. First up, decorations. Snowflake workshop turned out a nice wintry collection for the windows.
Another decal that made the cut last July was this tree. Not an evergreen for sure, but everyone agreed we could transform it into a Christmas tree.
Food boxes were turned into decorations. (Read the fine print. I bet your Corn Flakes box doesn’t say “made from real mealies!”)
But can Epworth sports socks really serve as Christmas stockings!?
Wishing you a home filled with togetherness this week!