Sunday, November 25, 2007

Getting In The Christmas Spirit

After my rant about Thanksgiving seemingly being skipped over, I am now ready to accept the Christmas season. And the fact that I'll be turning the big 2-5 in a little over 2 weeks. (Is it just me or has this year really flown by?)

I went to Wal-mart and got some Christmas cards to get more in the holiday spirit. I always say I'm going to send cards but never seem to get around to it. Christmas just seems to sneak up on me before I get a chance to gather my thoughts. I had a hard time finding the perfect card. I didn't want a simple "Merry Christmas!" on the inside, but something somewhat meaningful. DH was urging me to just pick a card but I explained that it isn't that simple. I don't want people to think I just chose the first thing off the shelf. I'm too indecisive when it comes to these things. Being quite the clever genius that he is, he quickly devised a plan to get me out of the store. He expelled an SBD that could asphyxiate any unsuspecting customer shopping for Christmas ornaments. That pretty much sealed the deal for me as I grabbed a box and ran for my life away from the gas chamber.

Next stop today was the grocery store. I was so excited to see new holiday products. I'm a sucker for anything "new" or "limited edition". So, I splurged on some Sugar Cookie tea (yum!), Apple-Mixed Berry sparkling cider, a gingerbread house kit and egg nog. A girl has to indulge herself with holiday goodness while she has the opportunity. Luckily, DH was able to control his anal gasses and I could take my time to peruse the aisles.

And while we cooked dinner, we listened to some Christmas music. I love nothing more than hearing the old classics by Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, Ella Fitzgerald or Frank Sinatra. I love the new classics too but the old classics are what I remember listening to as a child. They have a sentimental aspect to them; they are timeless.

Next on the list is getting our Christmas tree. Decorating the tree is probably my favorite tradition. But we have to rearrange our living room first. There's only so much you can do with 1200 sq. ft. of living space. Any new additions require some careful maneuvering.

Only one month to go.


Geohde said...

I'd say welcome to your mid to late twenties, but I'm now in my early thirties :)



Fertilize Me said...

sounds like you are finding that christmas spirit quite nicely!


Sugar cookie tea and gingerbread houses, that sounds like a dream. Have fun!

Pamela Jeanne said...

You're a December birthday girl? Yes, the year has flown right by. Can hardly believe we're a month away from Xmas. Glad to know that you're getting in the spirit.

Anonymous said...

Yay for getting a real Christmas tree! That's the only way to go. :)

infertility just sucks said...

Sugar Cookie Tea? What's that? Sounds yummy!

I am sending out my cards this week and it feels like such a HUGE accomplishment. Glad you picked out some stuff that you like.

JJ said...

And a special December girl you are!

Thanks for the lovely/thoughtful/kind wish response you left me over at the Wish Project--I greatly appreciate it!

Glad you had a nice Turkey Day with your family--I love the ginger bread house!

Have fun getting the tree--ours is sitting at home waiting to be decorated--I love the smell of fresh trees!

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

A fellow Sagittarius. I'll be turning the big 3-1 on Friday!

Barb said...

Wow. 2-5. Your experiences speak way more than that number. I can't say I was as mature and educated about life in general at that age as you are.

Happy birthday soon!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Isn't the preparation for the holidays fun? I love that part of it. It's the shopping that I hate. I guess I can't complain, I get 11 months out of the year to shop my brains out...I guess I can just give up for one month, right?

Enjoy your treats! YUM! :)


Debby said...

May I suggest "Carpenters Christmas Portrait" for christmas decorating. It is my all time fave - and a classic.

Chris said...

I hear you, picking the perfect Christmas card really takes some work. Since we moved to Arizona we now send photo cards since people don't see much of us. And don't feel bad about having to rearrange furniture in your living room. We have a 3000 square foot house, and still have to rearrange our living room furniture to accomodate our tree.