It looks like it has stopped raining finally, but the sky is still gray and the ground soggy. That makes two rainy Christmases in a row (et tu, global warming?). It is also absurdly warm – gonna be 75 degreees today. Am I in Australia or North Carolina?
We’ve watched few Christmas movies so far. I can’t believe I haven’t watched Christmas Vacation yet.
The lights on the outside bushes look good except for the strand on the last one because that’s when I discovered the plug for the last strand of lights didn’t fit the plug that came before. It fits the first strand, though. I thought about trying to reengineer them all but it feels too late now, so we will go with the two rows of lights on the bush. Oh well.
Daniel broke one of the lights in the window when he was waving to me when I went to the grocery store the other day. No worries – it isn’t like the front windows can be seen because of the large bushes in front of them. I alone will notice the asymmetry of two windows and one light .
I baked a lot of holiday goodies yesterday. My knees hurt. But it was a good thing to do because the one staple I didn’t check before heading to the store was our brown sugar supply. We now have 10 pounds of it
I mailed photo cards on Monday and Tuesday. They were hastily designed and printed on glossy photo paper at Walgreens. No matte cards from Tiny Print, Shutterfly, Zazzle etcetera. I’ve been meaning to book a family portrait for a long time, but it did not happen this year. That is why our glossy card features photos of only Daniel. That and the fact we took no decent pics with us in them. There was one possibility but it made my double chins front and center.
I didn’t go to my 20th high school reunion because see sentence above about double chins.
I had to ask my mom to help me figure out how to hang garland on our stairs and she made me 4 beautiful bows in 15 minutes.
I fail at the decorative parts of Christmas. My windows are not decorated; we don’t have a wreath (still in a garbage bag in the garage). Our elf lives with us year round.
I did buy pink poinsettias for the front porch because it is a billion degrees this year.
Maybe I don’t have it together decoratively but that’s OK.
I have a 9-ft tree whose lights seem to work this year (knocks on wood). I got out the ladder to decorate it despite my fear of heights. It is beautiful.
There are sugar cookies “expertly” decorated by an eager 6-year-old for Santa.
We’re making reindeer food today.
There are gifts under the tree and surprises hidden everywhere.
We have a Lego Christmas book to read tonight.
We get to play Santa.
And I still have 10 pounds of brown sugar