I had a GREAT weekend!!!! Decorated the outside of the house exactly the way I wanted. We got our tree. It's perfect in every way! My two teenage daughters helped me decorate it and we even listened to christmas music as we did it!!!
In years past (with STBXH there) the decorating was left to me. My daughters hid in the their rooms and STBXH groaned about me needing help getting the lights on the tree. He complained the entire time about how he hated the chore of the lights! No christmas music. No fun!!!
Not sure why......but this year was soooooo different. My daughters were begging me to get the ornaments out. THEY insisted upon the christmas music. We laughed and had so much fun!!! I wish I could have made that last forever!
Last year I knew I was going to ask my STBXH to leave right after the holidays were over. I knew I had to free myself from his cheating! I couldn't take it anymore. I remember crying as I decorated the tree alone. He was a weak hot mess because he knew how disappointed I was and that I was just done and the kids couldn't stand the awful vibe between STBXH and I. They sensed what was coming I think.
This year was so great! I LOVED IT!!!!!! I'm still on a high from it. And I slept like a baby last night knowing that my girls were happy!