I hope you are all hanging in there. Since my last post, I’ve been transitioning more into my work from home lifestyle. It is such a privilege to be able to work from home, I have to say. Having worked mostly in the hospital setting prior to this summer, and literally being in the line of fire, dealing with the threat of physical aggression and emergencies on the daily, even prior to COVID, I am ever more grateful to be able to work from the safety and comfort of home. I used to roll my eyes when my outpatient colleagues complained about working from home when I couldn’t. I promised myself I would never complain about it if I had the chance to do the same. And now here I am working from home, enjoying it, and exercising immense gratitude. Of course, if I was limited on space or had to deal with a bunch of kids at home, I’d probably complain too, so to each their own.
But getting back to the topic of getting dressed: during my work hours, I’m mostly wearing non descript monochrome tops. On my off hours, I’ve been wearing more vibrant tops like this one. As you all know, tie dye is really in right now. I’ve especially been enjoying tie dye in neutral tones and bold contrast like this one. If you’re curious, I’m in my office in this photo. We recently re-arranged some things in our apartment, and moved this flannel rug from Target into this space. I think it looks good in this room because it is otherwise lacking in color and pattern.
Have you guys started decorating for Christmas yet? We started a little bit before Thanksgiving because we literally had nothing else better to do. It didn’t feel right to go all out given we aren’t having people over for the holidays but we wanted to add little festive touches here and there to lift our spirits. The HB bought a little 5 foot live fir tree, and we decorated it with LED lights, pom poms, jewelry and stuffed animals that we already had at home. This is our first real adult Christmas tree as a family. And I do want to start collecting ornaments we can use in the future, but I’d rather take my time with that. In the mean time, I decided to just DIY it with stuff we had at home rather than rushing to buy a bunch of junk ornaments that I might regret later. Have you guys seen the video of Amanda Brooks’ Christmas shop and home decor? I’m loving her collection of mushroom ornaments!
Our tree looks better at night when it’s lit, but here’s a picture of it in our living room:
I picked up a poinsettia from the grocery store as well. I just love those deep red leaves. Aside from this, we have a holiday wreath on the front door. Our apartment complex is having a holiday door decorating contest this year, which I’m excited about. I’m thinking of DIY-ing some cardboard cut out reindeer for something slightly over the top and cheesy. Fingers crossed we win!
We don’t have a real fireplace, so occasionally I’ll put on the yule log video on the TV. This year, there’s plenty of 4K quality videos available on youtube to choose from. They look so real! And make you feel warm and cozy just watching. I think the HB will kill me if I start playing holiday music, but I might start testing the waters soon, lol.
But anyway, let me know what you are doing around the house during the holidays this year, big or small. Til next time, stay safe!