Ready....... Or Not....!
Like it or Not, Dear Readers, the Christmas Celebration is nearly here, and the hectic pace of attempting to be "Ready" in Time has some of us in a "Tizzy"! And what do you do when you have too much to accomplish in too little Time? Do you go Full Steam Ahead and pull it off in the nick of Time? Or do you declare it an impossible task and give yourself "Permission" to relax and just enjoy whatever happens? Or do you vacillate and Procrastinate until the last possible moment before managing almost everything anyway? I have not yet decided which strategy is mine for this year... which I think only points to the last option! So here I am Procrastinating for a Tiny bit.... because painting the Christmas Card is the chief task I am attempting to complete, and I am Late this year! Again! I cannot show you a preview, so I am going to take you around the dollhouses to see if Anybody else is as late as I am! The Cloud Palace has put up the lovely silver Tinsel Tree again! and this year it has the Added decorations sent by Birgit!
In the Shabby Sister House, Chip has put up
the other Silver Glitter Tree that Sally May loves!
Her In-laws are not so excited.
I think Sally May is going to want to fix the ornaments...
So many went missing while in storage!
And in the Lovely Old Dollhouse,
Arthur and Charles have put up the Tree....
The Same old Tree in the Same old place!
They are so pleased when the lights all work as soon as it is plugged in!
They wanted to please Helen and Pollyanna
who have gone shopping for the afternoon.
They found a charming old shop in the newly re-developed "Old Town".
It looked like a Trendy Artist Studio open for seasonal business...
It was rather disorganized and messy inside....
They almost weren't sure it was a shop!
They decided to look at some other shops too...
They could always come beck here on their way home...
Helen didn't want to carry too much as they walked.
There was even more on display as they returned later...
But by then they had their arms full and didn't want to stop again.
They had found some "Fabulous" deals at another shop nearby...!
Now they were tired and just wanted to get home and put their feet up.
The sun had already set and it was dark by the time they were home.
"Surprise!" declares Charles
as they return home to find the Tree up and decorated!
Pollyanna tries not to be disappointed, as she loves to put up the tree...
but it is the season to share these joys too!
"We left the creche for you" says Charles,
"because we know how much you love to set that up yourself!"
So Pollyanna pulled out all the familiar figures
and set them up in their accustomed places...
He was right. She did love to put up the creche every year!
It was somehow comforting to see the figures
in their rightful places year after year!
So while Time is Flying by, Dear Readers,
I hope you have enjoyed this little Tour of the Tannenbaums
on this Shortest Day of the Year!
Ready or Not, the Yule Season is here!