Why is the last ornament the hardest to hang on the tree?
It seems there isn't the perfect spot for it and I agonize where it should go.
Is it o.k. to have thoughts of putting my dog to sleep and telling my family she got really sick and rather than spending thousands of dollars in emergency vet bills, we opted for the kind way out. Which might happen if she DOESN'T QUIT CHEWING MY DOOR.
see where we had to cut out the previously chewed part? and she likes door frames as well.
not sure why miss party needs into this room. oh, wait. she likes to shred my artwork.
I can never, ever remember where canned pumpkin is at the grocery store. Every year it is the last thing on my grocery list that I go round and round the store isles looking for and every year I ask a clerk where it is and we go round and round again. I guess I could chalk it up to being my exercise for the day.
Why is it my mother can put 6 gazillion ornaments on her tree and have it look beautiful and when I add more to my tree it looks awful? Then when I don't add a lot, and the tree is in the house for a few days and shifts shapes it looks like it could use several more ornaments....
Do you have a real or a fake tree? We broke down and bought a fake one 3yrs. ago. My eldest daughter thought it was so awful she refused to help decorate it. I don't think it's quite that bad. But I did give in and buy a small real tree for the family room. So now I have TWO trees to decorate by myself. Since being in college, she's never home to decorate the tree anyway.
What do people do with their silly White Elephant gifts? Do they find room for them on a shelf and plan retribution for the next year? (I do.)
My husband thinks a basket full of tree trunk cuttings makes a great Christmas decoration. He usually puts the basket in front of a sweet vignette I have done. I don't think he realizes that I move it. Truly, he loves his tree trunk cuttings. I guess I can allow him that...
WHAT do you do with your Christmas cards you receive every year????? Do you save them or toss them? Is it o.k. to skip two years in a row in NOT mailing cards out? Probably not. I think we will have New Year's cards this year.
I'm wondering if I fully realize that even though my house is ready for Christmas, I'm moving my daughter home from college and we have to get all her STUFF put away before the 24th.
Do you feel like you have to have the perfect dessert that everyone will like for Christmas dinner, or does it not bother you? I come from a home where my mom likes to make sure everyone is happy for dessert and one year she had (no joke) at least four pies, brownies, and half of a container of peppermint ice cream from Baskin and Robbins for 4 adults and 2 teen-age girls and one child who barfs when she overeats.
Peppermint Ice Cream.
Need I say more?
I wish when we buy Christmas gifts that they came pre-wrapped.
Today I had to figure out how much 7-Up and apple cider to buy to make punch for 120 high schoolers. I quit helping Lauren with math when she was in 4th grade, so this was a big deal for me. I think I got it right, but I might be making a mad dash to the store in the middle of the party tonight. Maybe I should buy a bottle for each person...kinda like dessert.
To make this more fun, I will tell you about delivering 24 bottles of 7-Up and Apple juice to the church. I thought I was pretty smart finding a cart from the kitchen and loading the drinks on it. But when 3 of the litre bottles of 7-Up fell off and landed on my foot, and I watched one roll away down the church parking lot, (which I then had to go chase) I was not feeling so smart anymore. Not to mention that I KNOW I bought 12 bottles of 7-Up, but when I got to church there were only 11 in the car.
How does this happen?
I think that's it.
How's your Christmas coming along???