I posted yesterday that I never have enough time to accomplish everything that I hoped to do in any given day. Today I have decided that one of the ways to deal with this reality is to take things in stages. Instead of trying to clean the whole house at once, it might be smart to spend one day tidying and another day vacuuming and mopping the floors.

Or, take the task of decorating for Christmas. There was no way I was going to get it all done today. Instead of stressing about that, I chose a couple of easily accomplished decorating tasks. I got the bows and sparkly-ball decorations up on the porch at the front of the house, and I put out my nativity set.

These little changes are a great start to my decorating, and I wasn’t overwhelmed by the task before me. I will leave the trees (yes, there are two of them) for a day closer to Advent. I will ask my brother and Dad to help with the lights while they are here later in the week.

In the meantime, I will relax and enjoy the little touches that have begun to bring a Christmas-sparkle to my house.

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