I am in a mad-dash countdown to tomorrow morning when the investment club ladies and two special young lady visitors will be here to celebrate our club gift exchange and talk about our Christmas plans. My house must be ready!
|It seemed like a good idea at the time... Sputnik "natural" feathered tree,|
waiting for ornaments (don't think they'll help much).
However, I have been making little pushes here and there since last weekend. And I've made progress. Except for the mini gallery wall in my bedroom (I will tackle that tonight while the Wisconsin Badgers football game is on) and figuring out how to tie up and drape the bed curtains that I ironed and hung up this morning (they are sheer voile tie-ons, and very pretty), the mistress bedroom is almost ready!
|I do love the look of those long faux feathers and the glitzy boas.|
Probably not together, though. Oh well.
The kitchen and dinette area are also wrecks! I'll tackle these spaces last. Where did I put my cardinal prints? I found my cardinal plates! And my cardinal snow globe! And my cardinal Christmas tree! The "winter" curtains are up. I need to iron the red table cloth, clear all the clutter, vacuum and mop the floor and arrange the Christmas accessories. Must stop blogging and start moving again!
|No ornaments on the tree yet. Come on, Jan, old gal, you can do this!|
The living room and, most importantly, the Christmas tree, still need to be finished! While I was keeping one eye on "Grimm" on t.v. last night, I was working on the tree. Well, it looks more like Sputnik (you know -- the original Russian satellite that started the space race between the former Soviet Union and the United States in 1958) than the beautiful feathered glitzy and yet rustic creation I'd envisioned. I think my decorating vision is developing cataracts. But I don't have the time or energy to change it now, so I'm just going to have to work with what it is.
The ornaments go on today, ready or not! For a few quiet moments this morning, while I was sipping my coffee before sunrise, I thought about not putting any ornaments on the tree at all, just leaving it as it is. Ummmm, no. Back to work here...