Friday, November 30, 2012
Ready? Set? Decorate!...
Oh My! How did it get to be December so quickly? It certainly has rushed right on in. I am so not ready. Today Mr. C got out our meager holiday decorations. He says,"This is a lot of STUFF!" I say, "Honey this is a very small amount compared to lots of people." "People who have storage lockers full of decorations" He repeats, "This is a lot of STUFF!!" (You could easily read another word in place of stuff.)
Actually he would have left half of it in the closet but I told him to bring it all out because I want to edit what I have this year. Hmmm...was I really just saying that or do I really intend to draw down my reserves? We will have to wait and see on this issue. I might get sentimental once I see each item and then I will be in trouble to let it go. Or...maybe this is the year I truly do save less. After all most of what I have is very old but not vintage or antique...just cheap affordable stuff for the decade I was able to acquire it. I really do enjoy opening each and every box and seeing what is inside that I thought was cherished and turns out to be just stuff.
This is Mr. C's Christmas fun to play with. He usually sets it up around the base of the Christmas tree. Last year we did not have a tree up as we were gone. It will be nice to put up a small tree this year and enjoy the train and wait for Santa to drop down the chimney on Christmas Eve. Oh Yes...I Do BELIEVE!!!
At some point this season you will find me all snuggled up with some hot cocoa with peppermint sticks and watching my very own copy of "Miracle on 34th Street". I said I am sentimental.
Our rain is definitely coming down in "Biblical Proportions" as was predicted. Our 6 inch rain gauge overflowed during the night and it is still raining. We have another two days with the worst storm still to come. This will really help our water table for our well we rely on. The summer was very dry so the rain is very welcome.
My list is made and I am checking it twice. Some how no matter how much I get done the list just continues to go on and on and on. Yesterday I was able to get some International packages shipped. No long lines was very refreshing. Being early is a bonus. Lots to do but with a plan it gets done. I just need to stay focused and not get side-tracked (which I so easily do all the time). Mostly my focus this month is to breathe and not let myself get all stressed over what I cannot accomplish. I hope you are taking care of yourselves as well.
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