Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
Welcome to the weekend! I’m now officially done with my schoolwork, which is SO NICE! I’ve long been needing a break, and I have plans to really relax and enjoy it. We got our Christmas Tree up this week, so I’ll be doing some decorating over the weekend. Because things are just a bit different this year, Mom and I have decided to scale back on our normal indoor decorations and approach the holiday a bit different. Normally we’ve decorated the entire downstairs. The family room is traditionally the “Santa Room,” and for the past few years has gotten its own, increasingly larger tree to accommodate the growing collection of Santa ornaments. In our living Room we had our regular tree, Mom would set up her village. Our dining room got snowman and snowflake themed decorations in the window, and sometimes a small fake tree in the center of the table.
This year our living room is full of items that need to be sorted and dealt with as we work on getting some of the rest reorganized to better fit the people who are actually living here now (me and my mom. This is the house I grew up in, and during that time there were 7 of us here!). So we’re just ignoring that room this year. Our time is mostly spent in the family room, so that’s where the most decorations are going. Including putting our only tree up there. But instead of Santa decorations we’re using a bunch of things that would normally go elsewhere in the house. And for the tree we’re using mostly my decorations!
Starting when we were little we got at least one ornament each year, an ornament that was ours. That way, when we all set out on our own we’d have a set of ornaments that had meaning from the years, ready to start with decorating our tree. I haven’t put them up the past few years, so it will be kind of cool to get them up this year!
Do you have any special traditions that you get to engage in this time of year?