holiday prep ramblings

Seems like I was just hunting down the perfect pair of mums for my front porch, and now it’s time to remove my pumpkins and switch my porch out for  Christmas.

I’m not ready. I haven’t put any thought into our outdoor Christmas decor but the kids reminded me on this lazy Saturday that we have to test the Christmas lights and asked me a million times  on what day are we going to get our Christmas tree.

I mean, I guess we have to find the stand first, but at least the elves reappeared *wipes brow* Not only are the elves expensive but finding a little brown one this late in the game would’ve been a problem for sure so yay for small victories.

Every year I say we are going to cut down our own tree and every year somebody talks me into going to the neighborhood Kroger and having one tied to the top of the car for us. Not this year. We live down the street from the Christmas tree farm. I pass it nearly once a week, and have watched those babies grow for the past year. One of them has my name on it. I need to call and see if we need to bring our own axe.

….and somehow cutting down our own Christmas tree brings me flashbacks of the scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. That is my favorite Christmas movie of all time.

Not a clue what to get my daughter for Christmas. When I ask there is a long rambling verbal list of things and she follows me from room to room with it. Only thing I have been able to get a clear answer on every time is a Bitty Baby.

Thanksgiving menu is done, dishes assigned and plan of action in place. Went to the store today to pick up my items and walked out. I’ll have to go late at night, I remember why I turn into a hermit during the holidays. Too many people.

How is your holiday prep coming along? Are you hosting Thanksgiving or bringing a dish and washing dishes? Fresh tree or fake? Tested your Christmas lights yet?

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  1. *cues music and starts singing what do the lonely do at Christmas* all of my family comes from Louisiana to Texas to my parents house for thanksgiving so I just show up! Christmas. Not even sure what’s going down this year. We usually celebrate at my grandmothers house, but since we lost her over the summer I may be boycotting Christmas…. Still debating.
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