For the 1st time in 7 years I put up Holiday decorations.

I strung lights around my front window.  I’m rather proud of that step into normal behavior.  I haven’t involved myself in Xmas since my mom died.  But I feel more human and interested in making a pretty place for myself.  So I pulled out a box of lights I bought in an after Xmas sale, with the vague idea of making some kind of decorative element for the bedroom.

Now I need to watch the kitten and how he treats them.  He and Bijou were on the balcony while I put them up.  It’s a beautiful sunny warm winter day and kitten hadn’t been out on the balcony much.  Bijou supervised.  NO GROWLS!!

But I think it was serendipitous because then they weren’t involved in putting up the lights and didn’t see them bouncing about like a toy.

You know.  I really am a WHOLE lot better than I was 5 years ago.  It’s been a long VERY slow slog that feels like nothing gets better.  But it really does.  And it has.  I doubt I will ever be Mrs. Mental Health.  But I’m getting to be Mrs. Mental OK Sometimes.

Maybe I will buy tiny tree too.

10 thoughts on “For the 1st time in 7 years I put up Holiday decorations.

  1. What is kitten’s name?

    My husband and I got an Xmas tree for the first time this year! We’ve been married almost 10 years and I’m almost 50 — this is my first tree!!! Woo hoo! I went hogwild and bought a truckload of ornaments.

    I’m not even annoyed by Christmas commercials this year — first time! I don’t know where this spirit of Christmas came from.

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    1. Hi name is Rebel Tim. Tim for everyday.

      Enjoy the tree! I love looking at a fully decorated Xmas tree. I always left the lights on all night so that when I got up in the middle of the night or in the early morning I would the gorgeous tree glowing. 🙂 It’s a happy thing.


    1. For last 5 years of doing a tree, I kept a fully decorated tree covered in a tree bag in the basement. Every Christmas I would pull out the tree, take off the bag, plug it in and VIOLA! CHRISTMAS. If you have the room, I cannot recommend it enough. So easy on both ends of the season.


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