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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

By Tara Zandra | December 14, 2009

…but only in our house.

(As an aside, I wonder how many years I’ve used that total when it could really just say “We decorated.”)

We spent many evenings this week getting the house all purtified and yesterday we basically called it done. We’ll be buying our tree tomorrow as Chris is taking a half day so we’ll trim all 4 trees tomorrow. Next year we’ll need to buy new tinsel garland; we’ve had the same supply all our years together, I think, and at this point it’s starting to molt. We tossed the unsalvagable and are giving the rest one last hoorah.

I’ve decided I want the tree lights twinkling this year. We don’t really have anything that fits the bill so we’re going to purchase new. We went to both Lowes and Home Depot last night and their “Christmas aisles” were pathetic. Last year we were in awe of the displays at Lowes, this year was sad. We had also went to Macy’s in the morning just to look at their holiday stuff and it was relegate to a small alcove. There’s no holiday cheer in an alcove! I was rather depressed by the time we came home. We put on Frank Sinatra Christmas music and drove through a small part of our neighborhood to see the lights, which helped. When we got home, all four of us watched Prep and Landing and it was wondeful! Too cute and fairly funny. I appreciated the end and I was back in a Christmas mood. After we got Daisy to bed, the rest of us watched Santa Clause 2. It was alright if completely predictable. But there were definitely some parts that I appreciated.

Not much on the docket for today. I’ve been doing French in an attempt to catch up to Tabitha; she has to practice violin and she also has jazz class today. Tabitha and I need to do a final step on a Christmas candy we made on Friday and I want to package up some for her dance instructor. Regular household chores await, of course. Lastly, the kids have got to watch some Christmas dvds/videos/tv specials- we’ve got too many!

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