Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Only 363 Days Till Christmas !!!

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 :) 


Rilly said...

Good luck in your new adventure. There have been a few times I've loved the thought of moving...being in construction you sometimes have to follow the work...and I could do something new. I used to wish I was rich so I could have lots of houses for all my ideas. Now I'm content in one place. Happy New Year!

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