It’s getting to be a busy time of year, it seems. The Christmas / holiday push is on. I can’t say I’m very happy about it, but things must be bought, wrapped and shipped for those out of town friends and relatives, so Wife is in full cry at the mall(s) and elsewhere. I did convince her to buy some gift cards this year for a few people, which simplifies things somewhat.
Our outdoor lights are now up go per the timer at 4:30pm each day. Inside, nothing yet, the tree will be bought in another week or so; we usually get it around the 10th. Meanwhile, I had dentist yesterday, again next week and the week after. Yes, happy holiday season to me. Open wide…
I finished the Christmas cards a week or more ago and they went to the Post Office yesterday, so lookout, those of you on the list (and if you’re not, you must have been naughty!). We’ll get the tree next Friday or weekend and put it up and decorate it over the next couple of days. I buy a new ornament from a place called Artful Home – hand blown glass – each year and we enjoy seeing those and the other older ornaments each time, and the lights (grrrr) will go up. We’ll be getting a slightly smaller tree this year after my too big tree fiasco last year. Barbara has been wrapping stuff, mostly for shipping out of state. So we’re coming along. No eggnog yet, I have to go to the state liquor store and buy whiskey for that. We have all the stuff for our traditional Christmas breakfast (Alton Brown’s cinnamon rolls) on hand, as well as a couple pounds of Starbucks’ Christmas Blend. I however, have not shopped, wrapped or anything!
How is YOUR holiday planning, shopping, decorating- coming along?