December 23, 2015

Are you SURE it's Christmas time?

Other than all the decorations and the radio channel that has been playing Christmas carols since the week after Thanksgiving; it doesn't really feel Christmas-y around here.

That probably has a lot to do with the fact that the temperature today came close to 70 degrees today and is predicted to hit 74 tomorrow - definitely NOT the norm for this time of year!  Plus it has been raining all week and from the looks of it we won't be seeing much of any sun for the next ten days!

This forecast?  Pure hell.  By the end of it I will have surely lost my mind.

So yes, I'm not feeling very Christmas-y at the moment.  Yes, the Christmas spirit will surface tomorrow when our guests arrive for Christmas Eve dinner and will probably stay through most of the next day.  But then I know me, it will be Bah Humbug as the rain and gray begins to start to suck the will to live out of my soul.

Okay, so that might be a slight exaggeration...but not by much.  Unless the Husband - or Santa - brings me a sun lamp for Christmas.

I hate this kind of weather.

At any rate, I believe I'm ready for Christmas now (like I have any other choice at this point in the game).  Tree done.  Gifts bought and wrapped (I'm actually ahead of the game on the wrapping this year!), stocking stuffers at the ready, and the scavenger hunt all set (and no, I haven't told Blabber-mouth where this one is hidden - but of course, he has told me where my gifts are hidden so if I wanted to peek, I could....*sigh* He's a tough one to train) - so come on Christmas, I'm ready.

In other news, we had the house we hope to buy inspected today...initial findings seem good.  We will get the full report tomorrow, hopefully.  As our last name is so unusual around here, the inspector remembered us and looked up the report for that first house we had hoped to buy.  Seems he was relieved we didn't buy it after all.  So are we, as I feel sure that would have been a purchase that we would have ultimately regretted deeply.

In other house related news, I have been happily scouring Pintrest and Houzz for paint colors and decorating ideas...I've been doing that all along, but at least now I have an actual house to go with the ideas!  And if nothing else, it keeps me indoors and my mind off the weather!

In the event that I don't get back here before, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and know that you are counted as blessings in my life.

Much, much love.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Same back to you, Gigi. You are definitely a blessing in my life, and I do so hope that this house turns out to be THE ONE. Merry Christmas!! :-)

  2. I think it's supposed to be 82 here. Yuk! AC is already on.

    Merry Christmas, Gigi!