Never too soon to be thinking about next year. I'm warning all of you. Because of the upcoming move, I did not decorate this year. It nearly killed me!!! I thought I'd have to check myself into Betty Ford for Christmas-aholics. My room will be the one with the wreath on the door :) I felt like a football player who made it to the Super Bowl only to get stuck warming the bench!!! Christmas is the Super Bowl of all holidays and I wanted to play coach!!! We'd be driving around town running our errands and when I'd see a really nicely decorated house or a Christmas tree in the front window, I'd let out a pathetic little sigh. My husband would laugh and say "next year sweetie, next year." Don't "sweetie" me...Get me a tree :) We went to the local nursery where they had these awesome Christmas displays set up by themes...I wanted to bring a sleeping bag and stay there until New Year's Day.
So next year we will be in a different house who knows exactly where. Being a military wife, even a newly retired military wife, is like being part gypsy. I'll be making another house feel like home but I look forward to the new decorating possibilities. I plan on starting the Christmas Bowl 2012 on Halloween. I'll be the lady wearing a Mrs. Santa costume handing out candy canes :) Sure let the future new neighbors think a lunatic moved into the neighborhood. They are bound to learn soon enough :) I ordered two sets of the Hoffman metallic fat quarters from Keepsake Quilting. Could not decide between the gold pack or the colorful pack so I got both :) I didn't order them early enough so it was my own fault I couldn't put them into this year's quilts. They were sold out and back ordered. Other Christmas-aholics got them :) But I have them now and visions of Christmas quilts and stockings are dancing in my head.
Next on my list of things to do: Petition XM radio for a year long Christmas Station :)