Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ready or Not...

Here comes Christmas.   Yesterday, I poured myself some eggnog and braved the basement.  I dragged up all the Christmas bins except the giant one with the tree.  We'll do that on Saturday - whole family.  But the little bins are my job.  The stockings were hung, and other Christmasy items were thoughtfully placed around the house.  It's getting festive in here.  Just the way I like it. 

Daphne was so excited when she got off the bus.  She loves all the familiar Christmas stuff.  She went around the house announcing everything.  "Oh!  Here's our stockings!  And here is my Santa bag!  And my tree that I made at preschool!"  And on and on.  It's all special because it's hidden away in the basement all year.  And I only got about half the stuff out yesterday.  More to come.

This year, I'd like to get my candles back in the windows.  It just didn't happen last year for some reason.  And I want to do something special on the porch.  If I had time, I'd make some pillows.  We'll see.  Daphne told me this morning that she wants to do some Christmas crafts.  That's my girl! 

OK.  I haven't left the house since Thanksgiving.  It's time. 


jilly donuts said...

Ah, I love decorating for the holidays! Your mantle looks great! Let's go fabric shopping - for felt trees and porch pillow material. Seriously!

Tara said...

Count me in.