Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dec 1...

This morning, I find myself singing..."On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me......"  I don't know if he's got anything in mind, but I do!  I need a good, swift kick in the pants to get my motor running.  As the saying goes, "I'm so far behind, I just passed myself going backwards."

I haven't got my usual stash of Christmas cards done...I mean, made, not addressed! I've got a few, but since I generally need some to mail and some to hand out at church and to friends that I see, I will need to have about 100 of them. I can do it, if I get at it, but they will be very simple ones this year in order to meet the deadline.

I've got all my presents  half of them on the living room floor so it might inspire me to get crackin' and wrap them up!  The rest are upstairs, waiting for the same job. I still need to take Mom out to finish her shopping. I've managed to get some of them for her while I was doing my shpping, but she's still missing a few.  The tree still stands empty in the corner, but I did manage to nudge Mike hard enough yesterday to get him to the shed for the boxes of lights and ornaments.  He's pretty fussy about the tree lights, so I leave that to him, and then I can do the tree.  Great hope fills me that today will be the tree lighting in our house!  The 3ft tree is lit and stands with its ornaments, gathered from the primitive ornament exchanges I've taken part in this year. I'm going to have to transfer them, I think, to the 5 ft tree, and maybe I'll move the small tree to the dining area, and decorate it with old cookie cutters and wooden spoons painted with snowmen faces.

The baking and spiced pecans will be done when the girls are here in a little over a week. We'll go to see our Georgia family for the weekend next week, and return to do the cookies.  Things will get done by Christmas day, for sure, but I'm not sure I'll be totally ready for that day weeks earlier than normal. Well, I'll do my's all I can do!

How about you? Are you making any headway?