I settled myself in my bed and was ready to just rest and watch some Christmas movies.
That's when I looked over and saw it, just sitting there so bare, and calling my name.
I swear I heard it calling, Laura, get up and do something with me. You made me, but then you just abandoned me. I need to be dressed up. Get out of that bed.
Okay, I know Christmas is coming, but I really hadn't planned to decorate this year. And then I thought about the front door. What will people think if it is bare? BUT, I told myself I'm getting older and I don't care what people think anymore.
Oh rats. Alright, you win, I'll get up and do something with you. I can't stand that you are looking so pitiful over there. SIGH!!!
Fortunately I had everything I needed. I drew the line at going out shopping. I didn't want to have to explain that to Mom.
There were these cute bells that I bought at auction last month.
Some pretty cotton ribbon that I picked up on sale at the fabric store a while back.
The pine cones and berries were already in my stash, so all I had to do was put it together.
It really didn't take that long, Mom, and it turned out just like I wanted it. Traditional with a rustic flair. Besides, I got right back into bed after that. Well, maybe not. I might have created something else. What's a mom to do with a daughter like me? It just might be too late.
Thanks so much for all of your prayers for Katy. She is in the hospital, but the last I heard, they are consulting with her New York specialist and she is going to prescribe the correct antibiotics so they can get started on them this morning. I'll keep you updated.