In a few short weeks, we got a new great grandchild, have another family member facing a surgery that we pray literally gives her a new lease on life, and some serious drama and trauma. Along with that, Patty and I worked our retirement gigs really hard in the last two months with six shows between us. Also, we need to be ready to head down south right after Christmas.
Patty, turned to me a few evenings ago, and said, “I have something for you to think about.” It was a slightly different approach than when she tries to implant the idea for a major project in my mind, which always begins with, “Honey…”
Her thought, “What if we don’t put up a Christmas tree this year?” Normally, that would strike me as a horrible thing to say. I am a sentimentalist and traditionalist about some things and this in one of them.
However, we were both at the point of trying to find ways to lessen the “to do” list anyway we could. Plus, we are leaving right after Christmas. So, we have a little bubble light tree like I sell in my lighting business. No fuss. No muss. The right decision for this year.
Sometimes, we just need to streamline things so we can relax and focus on what is truly important.