It actually started last week with my shopapalooza. I bought my Secret Santa Soire gift and shipped it off. In all of my excitement with the season, I didn't follow directions (seriously, have I mentioned how much I suck at following rules???) and I signed my card with my real name!!! It dawned on me just this morning that that was supposed to be the point of SECRET SANTA and I apologize profusely for being a total dork and screwing up my end of the bargain to Georgie! I SUCK! I hope the recipient wasn't too let down that I spoiled all of her fun!!! I really SUCK!
Then we had the painful trip to my husband's mom's house for Thanksgiving where I secretly enjoyed her nearly burning down the house (I know that was wrong, but it added entertainment value to a NOT entertaining day!). She used a roasting pan that was too small for the 26lb turkey that she attempted to cook. The turkey juices overflowed onto her heating element in her oven and voila- large flames and smoke- luckily they were put out quickly and caused no damage EXCEPT 2 EXTRA HOURS TILL WE ATE!!! I'll cut her some slack. It was her first Thanksgiving without her husband, who was the cook in the family and I needed the laugh (I was laughing with her not at her.)
Next, onto the drive to my mom's - Christmas music- that's all that will play in my sexy van till the day after Christmas (cuz when it's over- it's over!) At my mom's, my sister and mom and I scour the ads and make our plan of action for the next day like the psychos that we are. 4:30AM- at the doors with all the rest of the freaks that would do anything for a bargain!
At this point, you're probably wondering why does she like this holiday, again? I realize it sounds like a train wreck up to this point. This weekend I spent putting up all of my Christmas crap and it is a weekend job- no small undertaking- I rearrange furniture and everything!!!
My first tree:
The second tree:
This crap just puts me in a good mood! My kitchen has turned into the bakery- I bake A LOT during the holidays- never throughout the rest of the year. I give cookies to EVERYONE and try every new recipe I find. The new recipes usually end up sucking and I go back to the oldies but goodies, but I still try- every year!
I have sent out my Christmas cards and have done pretty well on Christmas gifts so far. I even woke up to this yesterday morning...
Now if that does put you in the Christmas mood, I don't know what will!