We’re supposed to develop ideas for decorations, buy extra baking supplies, and clean the living room.

See my living room Before above. It certainly needs cleaning and tidying. However, my furniture in this room is old, shabby, and mismatched, and that is not likely to change. I’m not sure there will be a transformation.

Since the pandemic is making things uncertain, I am also going to answer the Questions on this Question Week. I haven’t in some years, because things haven’t changed much. But maybe they have now.

These are the questions:

  • Do I see Christmas time primarily as a time for entertaining friends and renewing long lost acquaintances or as a time for family? A: A time for family, no question.
  • How much emphasis do our Christmas activities place on the spiritual side of Christmas? A: That’s very important for me, and sometimes for #2 daughter, but I don’t think the rest of the family cares much about tit.
  • How involved is my family in the Christmas preparation? A: They help with preparations on the day or days we get together. Otherwise, they have their own homes to decorate.
  • What activities are particularly important to our family at Christmas? To myself? A: Meals, games, sometimes going down to the square to see the lights — though again, now they often do that with their families.
  • Why do we observe the traditions we do in our house? A: I grew up with them, the kids grew up with them, they mean Christmas.
  • How important is an elaborately decorated house, homemade gifts or food, to my feelings about Christmas? A: I think I would be sad if I didn’t decorate and make gifts and food.
  • What would my ideal Christmas be like? A: Everyone home.