Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Getting Closer...

Seriously? Seriously.

I did manage to buy a gift last night and we're pretty settled on what we're getting everyone on our list, it's just a matter of getting out there and buying it. However (and thankfully), it's not the gifts that will be taking up the majority of my time in the next week+ but getting prepared for our Christmas gathering! This is the year all the sisters come home for Christmas (my two married sisters alternate each year with their husbands' families) and with all the expansion we've had since we've last Christmased together, it is quite a logistical endeavor. Thanks to both Dharma and Lobelia's fruitfulness in multiplying, we now number 15! And, as we seem to be a large family of dog lovers, there are six dogs in the mix when we all gather. That's a lot of turkey! And PIE, don't forget pie! Heavens, if we had five pies for nine people on Thanksgiving, just imagine how much pie there will be for 15! You can probably also imagine how much preparation is needed in the area of linens, laundry, baking, cooking, food prep and cleaning! WHY AM I STILL SITTING HERE??? 'Cause I'm a dolt.

Anyway, in other news, with Christmas being little more than a week away, I am ready to start putting up Christmas decorations! We're toning things down this year, not that we usually go hog wild or anything (we're not those kinds of people), but with The Viking's back in its current condition the garland and giant wreath are just going to have to take a year off. We'll still the wreaths on all the windows and the candles in the windows, but that will probably be it. And I, for one, am thrilled about it! I always prefer a simpler display when it comes to Christmas lights but The Viking always insists on more. We will probably be going to get our tree and putting it up this weekend and to coincide with such a happy and timely event, I will be changing the decor of the blog.

It's time to deck the halls all over the place so stay tuned...

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