My children are getting excited. They are seeing decorations around the place and yesterday saw a workman wearing a Santa hat. I can see their anticipation building. For me though, I just see these signs of Christmas as a reminder to hurry, hurry, hurry and get organised! This time off year can be so stressful.
Last night we went on our annual excursion to collect a road side Christmas tree. We headed off to a spot where we know there are plenty of rogue pine trees growing like weeds. It's always exciting to set out with our saw and choose the perfect tree.
And the last thing we do is to cut two different choices. That way we don't have to go back hunting if we made the wrong choice. Sometimes the second tree gets used as well and sometimes not. Last year our second choice was tiny so we put it in the kids bedroom. They loved having their own 'real' Christmas tree. Maybe this year's spare could go out in the yard and be decorated outside.