Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Inspiration, or lack thereof

So Peter is interested in me decorating for holidays this year. A new and interesting plot development. However I can't seem to get into the swing of things. At Mt. Hope Chronicles Heidi has great ideas all the time. For this month she is decorating with thankful leaves. I think that is a wonderful idea considering our coming holiday. I have been scouting trees all day so that I can use her idea. I haven't found any with the large enough leaves but I am hopeful that I will find some.

I have been contemplating why I just can't seem to get excited. I been having some stress to do with the Holiday Home Tour coming up. And I am really looking forward to our family trip this weekend. (Since Peter can't take vacation during the summer we try to do stuff other times of the year.) Maybe once we are home next week I can get crazy excited.

We are going to Oregon. I am really looking forward to it. Be prepared for many tree pictures. I love trees and miss them terribly. I enjoy the feeling of disappearing while looking up into the branches. It keeps me humble!


Megan said...

Ruth -- I'm in the same boat as you on this one, so I'm afraid I can't offer much inspiration. We're not even getting a tree this year for Christmas, as I think it would be more pain than blessing. I want to wait until we can communicate a bit more with Aurelia :-).

Have you read any of Jan Karon's Mitford books? One good way to get into the spirit of decorating might be to read "Shephards Abiding", her Christmas story with Father Tim. Just a thought.

Oh, and I do put out my nativity set every year. Does that count for holiday decorating?

gary & kimber said...

This isn't exactly decorating, but it is a holiday thing I read about in Family Fun magazine a while back. On Thanksgiving, take a clean plastic jar, put in 3 clean marbles and a half-pint of heavy cream, leaving a little room at the top for the liquid to move. Shake the jar continuously until the liquid solidifies (maybe while talking about things you're thankful for). Once it solidifies, pour off the excess liquid, pressing down with a knife if needed ... and you have homemade butter for Thanksgiving. :-)

ShasB said...

First of all, that butter thing sounds really cool, I may have to try that. Secondly, I also am feeling a lack of "holiday spirit." However, I am hopeful that once Thanksgiving is here (which, by the way is the BEST holiday ever!), we can begin to get into the swing of things. I hope that you guys have a fun trip and that your holiday spirit visits you soon!