…Christmas or my house bursting at the seams with the piles moved around to where you can’t see them!  This is the time of year that you love or love to balk at when it comes to decorating for the holidays.  I love simplicity in my personal space and keep the trappings to things that I can complete by myself, with interruptions, in about a day.   This year I had a stroke of luck and had older children staying with me for a day Thanksgiving weekend and we made a party of our decking of the halls.  There was music, hot spiced cider, a nature walk to look for pinecones and the most fantastic job a nine year old has ever done putting the lights on the tree.   The glow of the lights in evening from interiors and exteriors all around is my favorite thing at Christmas.  The power company is enjoying it too!