Monday, December 1, 2008

Going Home For Christmas

I'll be getting to go home for Christmas for a few days. Not long enough to bother buying a tree and getting out the decorations, but Cindy and I will at least have the holiday together and I will get to see the kids and grandkids.

I'm a real Christmas junkie. I love the time of year, the music, the decorations, getting and giving gifts, egg nog and mince pie, lol. In the past, we've always bought a tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving, put up the house decorations and then decorated the tree on Saturday or Sunday after giving the tree a day or so to "fall out" so its branches are fully spread. And we always try to get most of the gift shopping done as early as possible.

But the past two years have been different for both of us with me on the road. Though Cindy and Amber got a tree and decorated it last year, Cindy has decided not to bother getting a full-size tree this year. Instead she's already bought a small, live, table-top sized tree and put a few decorations on it and gifts under it. The house wasn't decorated last year and won't be again this year, but at least we'll have a few days together at home. And though the gift shopping isn't done yet, we did manage to get the holiday cards bought, addressed and stamped before I left for Missouri and Cindy mailed them out today. Last year, when I was in Louisiana, we didn't get ANY cards mailed out, so that's an improvement, lol.

In the meantime, we just keep visualizing our future holidays in our cabin in the mountains.


AnnMarie said...

Wow I don't remember your house ever looking like that first picture LOL.

The Word Of Jeff said...


What choo talkin' 'bout? Our house has always looked like that at Christmas! It's the Clark Griswold special. LOL

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