Well not really. But I’ve seen posts from my friends (I’m not really sure these people can actually BE my friends…) for the past 2 weeks with words like, “2 down, 6 more to go!” or We just got our 1st tree up ~ the others will go up tomorrow. Decorations begin!!! Yeah!!!”
And I just gotta tell ya…I’ll be lucky if I have ONE tree up the week before Christmas and there are 20 leftover, child-made, half broken, mis-matched, torn up ornaments on there by midnight on Christmas Eve.
I’m not really Ebenezer Scrooge ~ I don’t hate Christmas. I really do love the holidays, the family, the joy and fun and all that goes with it. I’m just really terrible at decorating (we’ve been in the house for 15 years and I STILL don’t have curtains in the upstairs hall) ~ and Pinterest just ain’t helping me AT ALL. I mean, THIS is what I find when I search for Christmas Decorations???
And let’s face it…it’s a WHOLE lotta work. You have to find all the boxes and boxes of stuff from last year and sort thru it to see what isn’t broken. Then you have to bring it to wherever you’re gonna decorate. You have to unload it, decide what to use, decorate with it and then move the boxes somewhere…..
… and I’ve always wondered about the whole decorations thing. What the hell do you do with all the other stuff when you put the Christmas decorations out? Do you just pile Christmas decorations on top of the regular, year-round decorations? Or do you pack up all the regular year-round stuff, store it somewhere and put the Christmas stuff out, only to have to swap it back out again in a month?
Lemme tell ya…I did that one year and am STILL looking for the pictures I packed up. Yeah ~ no.
So back to the whole decorating thing….I would love to spend hours and hours decorating my tree, my house, my yard and myself. However, even if I did spend hours doing any of those things, it would still look like Charlie Brown and Cindi Lauper had a baby and that baby decorated my house.
Sorta like this…
So I might be a little bit jealous of all those fabulous trees in every room, perfect bows on every door, matching presents under the tree and a delicious meal on the decorated table (with matching tablecloth, runner AND placemats). They are absolutely gorgeous.
Or, in a few weeks, I might just put in my Christmas CD, turn on the lights on my little tree (dammit, I forgot the lights!!!) and fix some wieners in the Crockpot and a margarita….cause that’s how I roll!
Thanks for reading my blog ~ if you want to leave a comment, I promise I’ll read it and respond because I LOVE comments. And if you really love it, share it with your friends and have a margarita while you’re reading the blog out loud. At the bar. With other people near by. It’s even FUNNIER then! 🙂 Cheers!