Unfortunately, after I made this very important decision, Habitat for Humanity informed us that they couldn't get here until next Tuesday.... *sigh*
Man-Child came home one night this past week and helped The Husband pull the decorations down - which are now blocking all of the items Habitat for Humanity is supposed to pick up on Tuesday...but who knows if they will even make it now.
Why, you ask?
Because we are currently expecting between 10 to 13 inches of snow between tonight and Monday. In the South. Where we NEVER get anything more than a couple of inches. If anything, we get more ice than snow. So if this forecast bears out, I'm expecting complete and utter chaos.
Since I am woefully behind on my Christmas shopping, instead of using my day off Friday to decorate, I went shopping for gifts and baking supplies - for our annual treat
Prior to sitting down to write this post, I tried to persuade The Husband (who is down with the dreaded Man-Cold; the symptoms of which are already getting on my nerves - God help us if we do get snowed in) to help me get the tree into the house and set up. But before that can be done, the heavy chair needs to be moved. He suggested waiting until Man-Child is here. *Humph!* We don't know WHEN we will see him again. Definitely not next weekend, as he is in a wedding. Perhaps, my time would have been better spent outside decorating...but to be honest? A day with temperatures hovering in the low 40's does not entice me to spend time outside, wrangling garland around the porch rails - only to discover mid-wrangling that the pre-lit lights don't work or that I have put them on backwards, so that the plug is on the opposite end of the porch from the outlet (one or the other happens EVERY year, I swear). I'm seriously beginning to believe that our only Christmas decorations this year will be our stockings.
So, as I type this, the house is bare of any Christmas cheer - instead it sits adding to the clutter in the garage - other than the gifts adorned with pretty ribbon. And baking supplies at the ready for when I'm snowed in and can't do anything else...until we lose power. Which is entirely possible.