Dear Christmas Spirit Fairy Godmother Queen of all Things Green and Red,
You’ve been teasing me since 4th of July with those RIDICULOUS sales of miles of garland at Hobby Lobby. While our little state was melting in 100* weather and 5,000% humidity, you were bravely spreading your chuckle dust down the aisles of ornaments, stockings, and inflatable snow globes and reindeer butts. You knew your efforts were appreciated by the few, the proud, the Southern Living hopefuls also known as stay-at-home wives with way too much time and Richie Uncle’s money on their hands. Yet, you continued to ease the country into hints of “holiday”. In between the frantic searches for Halloween things like fake blood, pumpkin carving tools, and fat lady singing suits, you remained ever faithful to the cause of Christmas Spirit. You rejoiced on Starbucks Red Cup day. Angels rose up and called you “blessed” on the first day of the Lexus red bow commercial. You are in your prime, now. The season is fast approaching. And today, I made you proud.
Frankie wondering if his Santa hat is buried in there. He’s still in Kitty Therapy because of that hat.
I don’t usually decorate this early. But this year, I couldn’t wait until Thanksgiving. I am in the camp that thinks it’s perfectly fine to celebrate the Thanksgiving SEASON with Christmas decorations up. I love cold nights with some Christmas music playing while my lights are on. Christmas was always good in my family. It was the one time of the year when everything just seemed right. I have so many good memories of the times close to Christmas and each year, I’m ready to start celebrating early. Also…it’s a lot of work putting up all this stuff. I want to have plenty of time to enjoy it 😉
So, today was the start. Tomorrow, we hope to finish the inside and get the outside finished.
Dinner tonight was something to help fight this infection that is hanging on. Salmon, rice pilaf, roasted vegetables.
Project 365, Year 2
Am I the only one who decorates early? When do you put up a tree?