Although my Thanksgiving decorations are lovely and we've enjoyed them for about a month now, since today is the first day of December and it's only a little over three weeks until Christmas (Eeeep, how did that happen?), they must go. I contemplated doing the switcheroo from Thanksgiving to Christmas decorations today but couldn't get enthused about the project so managed to successfully ignore it. Tomorrow? Well, gosh, what with Monday being laundry day and all . . . Can I manage to put it off for one more day?
We woke up Thanksgiving morning to a lovely 4" of snow covering the ground. Our first snow of the season. I can't remember the last time we had a decent amount of snow on the ground before Christmas or New Year's. Just thirty miles south of us they got eighteen inches.
Right now as we speak (or type or read or whatever), we have heavy snow coming down. We've gotten about 3" in the last 90 minutes. ("It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . ")
I've been sleeping much better at night lately. (I'm sure you're all thrilled to get that bulletin.) I haven't been waking up in the middle of the night and staying that way for 2-3 hours. Only one problem to solve so that I don't have to get up earlier in the morning than I want to. Said solution would involve a catheter, and I really don't want to go that route. TMI?
This year I've been wrapping Christmas presents as they arrive. And, boy, does that feel good. I used to really enjoy wrapping presents and went overboard to make each and every one look special. Hunh. Not anymore. When did wrapping presents become a chore for me? Dunno, but the last several years I've found myself putting off the task until the last minute and then, let me tell you, it's no fun at all. But this year, I'm staying ahead of the game. Yep, I am. (Feel free to check up on me in a week or so to see if I still have the right to be so boastful.)
Something that works well that I have been doing for the past couple of years is making my Christmas cookie doughs early and stashing them in the freezer. Making as many cookies as I
I'm signing off now so I can go back into my quilt room where I put in a couple of hours this afternoon. I have a new Christmas motif shower curtain I'm bound and determined to get done and up this year. I shouldn't admit it, but all but the quilting has been done on it for a couple of years. I just haven't, for a multitude of