As much as I generally love the Christmas season, this year I've not been "feeling it."
I admit....I even had thoughts about NOT putting up the tree....
I finally did. In under thirty minutes. And you can tell...
Usually, the tree takes at least an hour and a half or a lot more.
That was IT.
That WAS my contribution to Christmas (well....other than being in charge of buying, wrapping and shipping the gifts and whatever else "needed" to be done....of which, I grumbled about QUITE a bit - just ask Hubby).
But then Julie reminded me...quite inadvertently via email (she certainly didn't realize it, until I responded and this post, of course), that this is Man-Child's LAST "real" Christmas at home. Needless to say, that got the old mind rolling.
And possibly a few tears rolling, as well.....but we won't talk about that just now, shall we? He won't leave me until August....right?!
So as of NOW - this house will be FILLED with Christmas spirit, even if it kills me. There will be decorations and goodies baked (anyone need any goodies? I will probably bake more than I should....I always do...) and whatever else is Christmas-y.
|Why yes....that IS my garage...AFTER Hubby "cleaned" it.....*sigh* Yes, the lights are buried somewhere in the back.|
He looked at me like I was crazy. I informed him that it was MC's last year home and we NEEDED to do it. Kind of like when I
Don't worry. I did tell him he could do it tomorrow. I wasn't seriously expecting him to go out at 9:00 pm and deal with it (although....wouldn't it be awesome if he did???). Come on, people! I'm crazy...but not THAT crazy!
So as of tomorrow Christmas is ON here in Gigi-land. Whether they like it or not.
So thank you, Julie! You TOTALLY saved Christmas for the Gigi-household...even if you didn't know it.