Our Christmas Shed

Cliff and I have been married for thirty-seven years.

We haven’t been asked yet what the secret is to a long happy marriage. Maybe you have to be married fifty years to get asked that question. Or maybe folks watch us and think we still have plenty to learn, which I imagine we do.


One of our secrets is that we celebrate. A lot! We celebrate everything that merits celebrating.

And so, in honor of the season, I present to you the Christmas shed. A project slow in completion, the shed has now officially been cleaned out. When a friend offered me a wreath leftover from the Hillsborough Holiday Tour, I said, “Thank you!” I knew just where that wreath would go.

Since a wreath has no beginning or end, it represents eternity. This project seemed to take an eternity, but now the lawn is clear of wood and clutter and the shed door is closed.

All three of us: me; Cliff, whose project it was; and the shed, are celebrating!

What projects are you celebrating this season?

More Shed

 Our Shed: Our shed is made from barn tin. Cliff thinks it dates back to the first half of the twentieth century.

Giveaway Winners!

Congrats to Gail, who won Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation by Maggie Oman Shannon.

Congrats to Joyce, who won One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl.

And congrats to Penny, who won the Old Factory Candle Gift Set.

11 thoughts on “Our Christmas Shed”

  1. The shed sure looks spiffy – all cleaned up and dressed up. Congrats on getting a project done; I have many “eternity” projects to complete.

  2. Yay! Congrats on your shed! I just cleaned out ONE kitchen cabinet shelf (a large one at that…) and i thought that was huge….but a whole shed, that is monumental!! I have many more projects and hope to tackle them this winter. We’ll see…..

  3. Barn tin shed looks great. It is wonderful to celebrate little things and big things. I will be cleaning drawers, closets and shelves. I have a couple of books on tape to listen to and if we get some bad weather I will be ready to be shut in with a project and goal and reason to celebrate when completed!

  4. Yes, I agree with you wholeheartedly, that one of the most important secrets to a long happy marriage includes celebrating all that merits celebrating —

    And, the good news is that in a long happy marriage that translates into a lot!! And, for any couple looking for strength and hope for a strong union, they should at once look to the celebratory aspects of their everyday life together!

    Just as you and Cliff have done!

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