Monday, November 26, 2012

Deck the halls with too much glitter . . .

Fa, la la la la, la la la la.

Know the tree took 8 good hours.

Fa, la la la la, la la la la.

The gifts are wrapped (mostly) and under the tree,

Fa, la la la la, la la la la.

The outside is lit and Hubs did do it.

Fa, la la la la, la la la la.

I would provide photos, but haven't quite figured that function out on the box.  Soon enough.  The photos are locked inside of the camera and on the external hard drive and are begging to be let out.  :)

I can say that my shopping list is DONE.  What little bits of whatnot I had to do yet were complete this weekend, including K and Hubs.  I have a gift to make for K, but everything for it is purchased and awaiting assembly.  It won't take me more than an hour.

I have yet to carve out when the two day baking extravaganza is to be done, but I can tell you that I have 10 ladies coming to my house on Saturday for Christmas Tea.  Since I did it here last  year, I know what I need to do and the bonus is the fact that I found table cloths on the clearance rack, so now I don't have to phone the boys across the street to ask about borrowing their linens.  (Though, I might add that they were absolutely thrilled and dropped them off laundered and freshly pressed.)

The items that I have to send off to Chicago are wrapped, bagged and ready to drop off at my in-law's so that they can send the box all together.  I have a few other boxes to mail out, but one is awaiting cookies.

The boxes for everything for the holidays are back up in the attic and the pile of games is returned back to the game closet.  Now I can walk through my kitchen without the lamp and three Rubbermaid totes in the way.

K returns back to school tomorrow.  Schedule as usual is back on for four more weeks.  The kids go to school through December 21, then they are off from 12/22 - 1/7.  It seems a bit excessive to me.  It is what we have though, so we'll rock it out.

I have to laugh, we had a dusting of snow yesterday.  The snow accumulated on the cars about an inch, but everywhere else was just a fluff coating.  K played outside and hauled her sled around gathering snow from every cook and nannie that she could find.  The child absolutely loves snow, so I hope that she has a ton of it to play with while she has two full weeks off.

With that, I do believe that the bath is calling me.  I also have to put some black bean nacho burgers up.  I made a double batch tonight while I was making dinner.  They will carry us through some of the busy parts of the holiday, when Mama is just too tired to cook.

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Rach said...

Well go you! I've got to make cards and get gifts wrapped. Oh, and work on the photo albums I'm putting together for family. Oh, and candy. Right. Candy. Doh!

Lil's out on the 21st and returns Jan. 2. Why do your kids get such a long break? Huh.