Every year I go through the difficult decision of how much to decorate the house. I’ve gone years with limiting myself to only the tree because I’m on the road so much. I start thinking….Who is it for? If you have kids, you have no choice…but you also have man power to help you. The question really is…do I even bother if I’m not going to be home?
Looking ahead at my schedule for December I realized I won’t be home hardly at all. Dec. 1st – 3rd I’m in Indianapolis, 5th – 8th in Albuquerque, Dec. 12th – 15th in Cincinnati, OH, and 19th – 22nd in Santa Clara, CA. I go to Syracuse to see family…so that’s Dec. 23rd – Dec. 27th and finally Cape Cod for New Years Dec. 30th – Jan. 1st. That means I will only be home 8 days in December.
This isn’t the first year that I had to make this difficult decision. I love the holidays, and I normally decorate so much I put Macy’s Santa Village to shame! But in the past I’ve done the Monday – Thursday travel and enjoyed the festive ambiance of my home on the weekends. Plus I always worked remote the last week, so I got a full week of smelling the pine. Not this year.
I think a compromise is in order this year. I won’t settle for nothing…so no Dept. 56 village, train set, or unnecessary items. I will do my tree (in all Waterford and Swarovski again) with white lights and a few pieces here and there. I better get on it today…
I struggle with the same decision. I have a hubby at home but I also have cats and dogs who like to tear down what I put so and so I have to add that equation into the mix as well! I think I may follow your path this year. 🙂