Yesterday I went to Michaels after Thanksgiving Saturday sale and all the Christmas decorations were 60% off and I also had a 20% coupon for the entire purchase, if I used it before noon. Haha, I bought some really good items and for some reason it boosted my spirit.
Mr. N is the prez of our HOA and I told him, "We need to decorate the entrance signs" and we got to work. Looks good at both enterence's of the complex.
For the past several months I kept thinking of Christmas with a bit of sadness. "No one will be here this year." All the kids have made plans of their own when I'm so used to them coming to me. Even my sister told me her winter visit will not start till after Christmas. So I told myself "I'd not be decorating this year". Well maybe just a wreath on the front window.
I went into the storage room and pulled out last years wreath and the poor thing was bent and looking frumpy.
With all the goodies I picked up at Michaels I got to work trying to revive the old wreath.
A new ribbon and a few sprigs of faux pine did wonders.
I also think I'm not going to put lights around the eves of my house like in the past, so I put a string of 100 colorful lights on the wreath. Looks good!
(yes those are Hibiscus flowers you see there, "I live in Florida after all")
Well one thought and thing, lead to another and I went in the storage room and pulled out the boxes of decorations. Might as well make the house festive!
(My Daisy did not understand what all the stuff was in the kitchen hallway.)
Ok, now I'm going overboard. One peek into the box of Nutcrackers and I had to put a few on the bookcase. There are so many more in the box but these few have meaning and are gifts from friends and family.
Ok, now for sure I've gone against what I said. Cyndi gave me this really cute snowmen garland several years ago. It had to be put out.
Boy this decorating thing sure did get out of hand.. but know what, I'm feeling great and am into the festive mood now.
"Egg Nog", I need to go get some Egg Nog for this evening. I've even got a bottle of Spiced Rum.
It's going to be a good night.
Once it's dark outside this evening I'll get some photos of my Christmas lights on the window wreath. (If I don't watch it I'll be on the ladder tomorrow putting up the icicles... ?)
The front porch so far, I had to put my little "Charley Brown" tree on the end table. Might just go get a ceramic "Charley" to stand next to the tree.
Think I need to put up the icicle lights? Maybe a few more poinseatia's and I'm ready.
"Let the Holidays begin"
Anyone else working hard on their Christmas decorations on this after Thanksgiving weekend?
Have fun, don't forget the Egg Nog!
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