December 1, 2008

Warm Thoughts on this Dreary Day

The tree is up, the lights are on. Outside, the weather can get as crappy as it wants to. Nothing can get me down now.
What does it look like from your front window?
We have just stocked up on hot cocoa mix, marshmallows, and whipped cream. I still have to put all the boxes away that held the decorations. Some stuff still needs to be put in place and the fall decor is in a small pile in the floor of my living room. Isn't it amazing how much more Christmas stuff most people have than autumn stuff? One of our cable channels plays nonstop Christmas music, so we had that on quite a bit this weekend. We've already watched the Boris Karloff version of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas.' Okay, so I might have actually lost consciousness during that one, but the kids saw it.
I don't know if it's the weather, the chaos of the season, or the combination of both, but I'm starting to remember the fatigue. It's a happy sort of fatigue, however. It comes from all the extra good things that are happening. Even standing in line at the bank can prove to be a good thing when there are lights everywhere and Christmas music blaring over the speakers. Just don't let the broke, grumpy gal in front of you ruin your buzz. And try not to consider yourself that broke, grumpy gal either. I'm giving more presents this year that require time rather than money. It takes some planning, but actually seems to be more rewarding on my end. I just hope they like them.
Christmas is coming, ready or not.
For now, it's time to head to the library. 2YO is beginning to really look forward to storytime. Of course, she still prefers the coloring page they give her at the end. She is getting better at staying still. Then again, she will be three at the end of this month.
Can you believe it's actually December? Two weeks ago, we were wearing shorts around these parts. Today, we might not even see the sun.
And time marches on....


Jessie said...

Oh god, I was so ready to put up our Christmas decorations in like November when we got to redoing our house, then the day after Thanksgiving rolled around and I wasnt as excited to finally do it. But I love how our house smells like cinnamon pinecones. Mostly because it's full of cinnamon pinecones. Do you also love cinnamon pinecones?

Leann I Am said...

I do, I do. However, I haven't bought any yet. It's amazing, since the last time I was in Jo-Ann fabrics they were CALLING TO ME!

Must make a mental note to pick up some of those! I was wanting to decorate, but I'm still sort of stuck in the mess in the middle of it all. I need to put the fall stuff away and get the rest of the boxes back outside. It's a real obstacle course to walk through my house right now, storage containers everywhere!