Monday, December 12, 2011

The Beginning

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. I stress beginning. The living room is a mess right now with storage bins full of Christmas stuff. Garland, stockings, kitsch, kitsch, and more kitsch.

Yesterday, Baby Girl said to me, "I'm glad we have a fun tree."

Me, too. It IS a fun tree. Colored lights, cheesy silver garland, big colorful ornaments, ranging from Pokemon to the Virgin Mary (Ha! How's that for diversity?). I love it.

Today is all about decorating the house. Prettying up the mantel and the banister. Putting out all the Santas and snowmen, the nativity scene (given to me years and years ago by my grandmother) and wooden reindeer. It's just a fun time, and even though I'm a little late this year, I'm finally feeling the Christmas spirit.

Cards will be mailed today, most of my packages are mailed, and a lot of my wrapping is done. Falalalalala. Feeling quite proud of myself.

What's your favorite part of the holiday season?


  1. I like the way listening to Christmas music makes me feel in a festive mood.

  2. Oh, me, too, Dru Ann. I'm in love with the 24/7 Christmas music station. I think I'll be sad the week after Christmas when it's phased out...