I am not freaking out this year. I had one of those headaches at one point last year, and that’s just not going to happen this year. Work will be fine. My shopping will be fine. Not knockin’ me off this cloud this time, season.
To be sure, my list of standing family Christmas responsibilities is fairly short. I do the cards, the outside lights, and whatever pointed shopping tasks I’m directed to do. I’ve got the making a living thing, of course. I do as I’m told when we’re preparing for our party. And I’m a putter-togetherer and battery supplier on Christmas Eve. But beyond that, for the most part, my home is transformed for Christmas without me having to do much of anything, thanks to Lea.
For example, my Christmas tree detail consists only of moving it from and to the attic. She works her magic and turns it into this: