I am in the middle of decking the halls.
When I start decking the halls, I am very excited. Singing Christmas carols around the house, dancing with the kids, clapping with them when we find the M&M Christmas dish - very, very full of Christmas spirit.
When I'm done decking the halls, I will feel very comforted and cozy and much more relaxed. I can picture sitting in my decked-out family room, by the fireplace, looking at the stockings hung with care, dreaming of my kids' faces on Christmas morning and just loving this season.
Right now, though, I'm in the middle of it all. Which means boxes half-full of stuff. I have lights hanging out of one box, ornaments and bows spilling out of another, and my dining room basically looks like Christmas threw up in it.
So, I'm at the fa la la la la, la la la crap stage.