Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Dwindling List

I am usually a freak about the holiday season of Christmas. I start getting all excited as soon as November comes around. I am not a Thanksgiving fan but love it because the next day it is officially the Christmas season. For some reason I just could not muster up the energy for all things that are Christmas. Admittedly having a 2 year old is part of the problem. Everything I want to do takes double the amount of time right now so I decided to omit a few of my usual holiday activities. We got our tree a week later and we went to the boy scouts instead of making an entire day of driving to our favorite tree farm.

It felt like such a relief to load a tree in our car after looking for thirty seconds and drive the .4 miles to our house. We looked, purchased and had it up and pretty much assembled within one hour. That felt good. Oh, tree farm I do love you and your tractor rides and cute little shop- not sure if I will be returning until my children can cut the tree down for me though.

I usually put a lot of effort into decorating my mantel and displaying my Christmas cards. Finally about 3 days ago I snipped some holly from my parents house and got the candles out, bought a wreathe (now only $9) to hang above the mantel, and things look good.
I purchased outdoor lights about 7 weeks ago. Mind you I had an electrician install an outside outlet in August so I could put up lights this year. The whole exterior light decoration thing lacking at my house has been bugging the crap out of me. My husband doesn't do things for Christmas decor so I knew it was up to me. I passed those unopened boxes for 4 weeks. Today in 22 degree, blue sky but freezing cold weather I put up the lights and am damn glad.

My wrapping is complete, tomorrow is a day for making my favorite cut-out cookies, having Christmas dinner with very close friends, and super excited to see Min man get crazy for Christmas. It took me awhile but I am back, Christmas old friend. Thing is that since I started later this year, I won't want to launch my Christmas tree out the front door 2 days after Christmas because I am sick of looking at it. I will enjoy its presence (gasp) maybe even after January 1. My red lights outside may just stay lit until Valentines Day.

This Christmas procrastination idea might just make my holiday loving self love the holidays even more. Hand me my 25th day of December mimosa and cinnamon bun. I am ready!

7 comments:

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

I'm with you---ALL of the Christmas decor falls to me. I do simple lights on the bushes out front, but no roof or awning hanging because NO WAY am I climbing up and down a ladder to hang lights.

Glad the mood of the season has finally struck your fancy. Here's to relaxing times in front of the tree...

LIL MAMA said...

you sound just like me, i finally put upthe lights myself this weekend and hoping tomake cookies sometime before christmas, while i watchthe news hoping for an announcment saying that we Now have 7 days til Christmas to buy me more time

have awonderful christmas
ICLW hugs!

KuKd Chick said...

Ohhhh, got any pictures of your sugar cookies? I love sugar cookies and anything related to them - including pics. :-)

Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo said...

ICLW here and I leave you with a thought for today.

John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

I have no clue about what your faith is but it resonates no matter what your beliefs.

I am a totally barren woman with twin sons via traditional surrogacy, and am 48 years old, with our sons being 21 mos old.

I understand why this time of year is so hard for the barren and infertile.

I also do all of the decorating. My DH basically is a giant brain and well, everything around the house falls to me.

Hugs and blessings for the new year

Wifey said...

I come through ICLW. Sounds like you've been busy with all the decorating! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

ICLW

[cre] said...

I hope you had a great Christmas! May the new year bring you peace!!

ICLW

jlynn said...

Hoping you had a wonderful Christmas! Wishing you the best for 2010. Thank you for visiting my blog and happy ICLE :)

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