Monday, November 30, 2009

I'm Just Not Ready

My pumpkins still gleam. I love the yellows and oranges. I'm not ready to let go of fall and embrace winter....Christmas. Plus, I really need to deep clean my house before I cover all the muck with tree and tinsel. I'm not a humbug. I do love Christmas. I love anticipating it. I start shopping in September, sometimes August...if I see the perfect thing.

We have traditions that I embrace. We make sugar cookies, gingerbread houses, we gift the boys a new ornament every year, we go to Storybook Land, listen to Christmas music in the van, read Christmas books, play with the nativity set, open one gift each night (3-5 nights before Christmas), look at lights at night....

I never do an artificial tree. I always want the real thing. We all hop on the tractor and rumble though the woods looking for our perfect one.

I know once I bring down the boxes of decor, dive in, go to a Christmas party...I'll be fully in the mood. But maybe I'm dragging my feet because I want to hold on to Thanksgiving and fall just a bit longer. I really hope I'm not growing old and getting too practical.

4 comments:

JoeyRes said...

I think it's the decorating that puts me in the "mood". We have to wait until the middle of December to put up our tree (we're moving) and I feel a definite difference in my holiday mood. I can barely grasp that tomorrow is December 1st!

Tracy DeLuca said...

I don't think you are! I always try to wait a bit to savor the fall before diving into Christmas. Thanksgiving goes too fast!

Joshlin said...

I understand. Every year it seams that we are rushed through the fall and pushed into the winter with all the Christmas decor coming out at local stores in October. I put off my Christmas decorating some times too.

Rebekah said...

Well I decided to put up a few things tonight with the boys. Their enthusiasm helped, and made me happy and glad I did it. Still, I'm waiting on the tree until this weekend, and I may scale back on what I do around my stairs.