I've had a couple of years of not really wanting to celebrate in the usual way. Christmas especially. There have been too many sad times for me at this time of year. I want to scream "I don't want you to spend Christmas with Jesus" I want you to be with me. But... that is not in my power. It's been a year TODAY that my mom passed away. My sister Donna is not doing any better, she's so sick, if she could see herself... So you can understand why putting up a tree and decorations might not happen today. My home is in complete disarray and it's not getting better. In fact with my son coming home tonight, I'm sure it will get worse. AND quite honestly I want to crawl back into my warm bed, and stay there. It snowed again last night, and handy Andy couldn't start the snow blower, so that's now on the porch right next to my very minimal decorations. I feel like I should just put lights on it, if only I could find them. No baking has happened, little decorating and very little shopping. The most I have accomplished is writing Christmas cards. Not mailed them yet, but they are written. So when Sandi at Wayside Treasures said "ready or not here it comes" I thought, you are absolutely right, it's coming whether(I'm sure that's spelled incorrectly) I'm ready or not.