Praise the Lord, we found a renter! Everyone involved has had to make a few concessions and adjustments, but it seems like a potentially great fit. This means we could be mere days (okay, weeks) away from moving into the farmhouse. We’re waiting for literally one county permit, so we can give one contractor the okay to perform one repair to the one part of the house. The family moving in is just as anxious as we are to move… they want to know where they’re spending Christmas!
We set a potential date and we’re hoping to be in by Christmas. In the meantime, we can’t be bothered to decorate in our current house. Our humble one box of Christmas items will stay in the garage for now. Each kiddo will still receive three presents like every other year, but they’re unwrapped and hidden at the moment. There’s really nowhere to display them, with all of the boxes and sandpaper dust everywhere! Chris & I broke the news to the kids, who were quite fine with it. Cheerful, in fact, at the prospect of getting into our new place soon. Christopher also informed them that come hell or high water, he’d locate a tree and set it up as soon as we moved in. He said it won’t matter if it’s Christmas Eve by the time we get there. We’ll simply have a Christmas tree until March.
In order to compensate, I’ve been playing Christmas music around the house, all day long. I’m looking at pretty trees on Pinterest and embracing the holiday spirit without hesitancy. For those who know me, it’s a bit of a change of pace for my personality. I like it! Over the years, I’ve learned that the holidays are exactly what you make them. So this season, I’m making the holidays count – one home or two, decorations or none. Merry Christmas!