My favorite Christmas decorating accessory is FREE and if I'm just a bit resourceful I can find plenty of it. I may have to skulk around the churchyard with my snippers; I may or may not park my car at Walgreens and race up to a grove of cedars (or were they cypress?); I definitely make a stop at Lowe's for an armful.
Then I stuff, stuff, stuff!
And jam, jam, jam!
And if party-time comes before I've stuffed and jammed it everywhere, no worries - it's not as if anyone's likely to say, "You missed a spot."
...though they may think it, with a raised eyebrow and a touch of sarcasm...
I can tell I've grown up a lot...having fun with a hymnal used to mean tacking on "in the bathtub" to the ends of the titles. So childish.
Really, what kind of grown-up would find "We Gather Together...in the Bathtub" remotely funny...heheh...or "Make a Joyful Noise...in the Bathtub", "Set My Soul Afire in the Bathtub"...snort... "There Is a Fountain in the Bathtub"...guffaw....
"What Child Is This in the Bathtub?"
"While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks in the Bathtub"
But I'm a grown-up now and find it much more entertaining to cut up a hymnal and pull out the glitter and the glue and MAKE STUFF.
What kind of stuff? How about letters!
Trees! (sort of)
Flag thingies for the Christmas tree! (which we don't have yet)
And while we're at it, a tree TOPPER!
I'm on a roll, baby (pun totally intended)!
I understand why my artist-painter brother-in-law prohibits all glitter in his home - that stuff gets EVERYWHERE.
Poor Mike, he'll be glittering for a month. People will be like, "Hey, Pastor, got something sparkly in your beard..."