Saturday, December 13, 2008

Small Steps

Slowly, the Christmas stuff is progressing. When is Jen's Holiday Open House, anyway? I still have time.

I did get the following done:

***wrap the presents that were here. But I'm not done shopping. What do I get Mr. Thomas? More Thomas trains? And the eternal question, what does Frank want? He's only come up with 2 DVDs. And where do I hide the thing for the Handy Husband? Maybe at my niece's house.

***decorate the wreath. I get the same lovely wreath from the Boy Scouts every year. But the same three pinecones and red bow get boring.

(I did something a little wild and crazy with the wreath this time. You'll see.)

***get the Christmas decorations out of the closet (Ernest and friend Ern did the digging.)

***order photo cards from ShutterFly. They'll be here Tuesday.

***write a VERY BRIEF Christmas letter. Half a page.

***buy Christmas stamps. The nutcracker ones.

***decide where to put the tree. Again, you'll see.

We bailed on decided to forgo the Christmas party tonight. I'm tired and sleepy from the cold, the HH is tired and sleepy from having worked 7 long days a week for several weeks we're having a fire and relaxing tonight. Tomorrow we're getting the tree.


dkuroiwa said...

I'm not so sure that I actually like this particular post. Oh, don't get me wrong...I love you and all that you write about but for everything you accomplished...I just added each one to my list of "things that really should be done/thought about being done".
I wonder if I can get my family to join me in vicariously having Christmas this year. No? I didn't think so either. Guess I'd better get cracking then! wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Thomas is getting 3 new Thomas cars, chosen by McQueen when he did his overnight @ G/Grandmother's house.

smalltownme said...

Don't listen to Debbie...she just hosted a hugely successful party. I'm sure she'll manage Christmas just fine!

Jen said...

You can NEVER have too many Thomas trains.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you have a lot to do, but also like you have a plan and will surely get it all done.

I totally zoned on holiday stamps this year and sent my cards out with boring ones.

Hen said...

Looking forward to seeing Christmas chez vous!

Liz said...

Oh I love those Nutcracker stamps, but my P.O. is OUT of them. Grrrrr.


Anonymous said...

I'm not doing Christmas cards this year, nor am I having our big party between Christmas and New Years.
All of my gifts are wrapped, but I need to buy four more gift cards.

Vanessa said...

Staying home relaxing sounds great to me. Especially with a list like that to accomplish!

Tricia said...

It sounds like you've got things very much in control. Hope you enjoy your evening off. Me...well, umm...I apparently have a lot to do.