Thursday, December 15, 2011

the stockings are hung by the chimney with care

here's the 411 on holiday prep
now that the days-until-Christmas has reached single digits:

-Christmas tree:  UP
-Ornaments: ON
-Train under tree:  CHECK
-Lights on bushes:  YES
-Wreaths and greens festooning the property: CHECK
-Christmas cards:  TRICKLING OUT
-Shopping: SLOWING
-Gingerbread men: BAKED, FROSTED and EATEN

-Remembering the goal is not about checking off boxes:  (OH..., right)
I hope you're doing most of the following (I'm trying to make these my top priorities):
-Sitting by a fire
-Reading a good book
-Thinking about loved ones
-Sharing a good memory 
-Choosing not to go to every party/function
-relaxing and simplifying your December.

Carry on!


Melanie said...

Sounds wonderful! I love wrapping - too bad I'm not closer or I'd help you out with the task.

ellen said...

I can't go to every function when they keep being cancelled.

Becky said...

My December is simplified. I'm loving it. :)

LL said...

done done and DONE!

shirlgirl said...

Cards done, only shopped for three people, wrapped, and two mailed, baked a fruit cake and German stollen, put lights in windows and ceramic tree in living room--My Christmas is simplified by choosing to do very little and taking care of myself.

Alana said...

Cute post. Love the picture. Did you take it?