Yes, the Christmas season is here. And here I sit with my fall stuff still out and no energy to get out my Christmas decorations to start decorating for Christmas. I’ve never, ever been like this. I love the Christmas season and all it represents…the decorating, family time, gift wrapping, and Christmas Eve service at church. So I’ve made an “executive” decision….I’m not going to put up a tree this year! Right now my plans are to decorate the mantel, the dining room and the outside. At least, I hope I can even get that much done. In addition, I’ll be working as well (yes it’s only 3 days a week but that’s time away from home when I could be doing things around the house). And I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping!
The month of December is packed with out of town travel plans and a big birthday party bash at my daughter’s house so we’ll be gone a lot of the time. Here’s what our itinerary looks like so far…
- Monday (tomorrow) meeting my sister in Birmingham for shopping and lunch
- December 2nd-4th - taking all the kids and grandkids to Calloway Gardens for Festival Of Lights
- December 10th – daughter is having her husband’s 40th birthday party bash at her house – I’ll be helping her decorate, cook and getting ready for the party
- December 17th – annual family Christmas party at the lake house
That takes us right up to Christmas weekend which we spend going back and forth to visit with family here and out of town.
Today we made plans to go out of town for New Years. We had talked about going to New York with my sister and her husband for New Year’s but that fell through so we’re doing something different.
I have mixed feelings about not going “all out” or not putting up a tree but I just don’t want to feel stressed. Please don’t think of me as the “Grinch”…I just know my limitations!
But I can’t wait to see everyone’s decorations here in blog land.