Saturday, November 24, 2012

Festive Saturday


It’s amazing how much good a full night’s sleep can do.  Obviously I was more exhausted than I thought last night … I was still feeling a little sluggish yet this morning, but I managed to find enough energy and stamina to complete our Christmas decorating.  I got a little bit of a jump start yesterday … but only a little.  Now we’ve got the nativity set, the Christmas village and the tree up.  And not a moment too soon because I don’t think I’ve got an ounce of energy left. Winking smile 


The good news is that there is nothing else that I need to do today … so my plan is to spend the afternoon quilting.  I haven’t picked up needle and thread since Tuesday … it feels like it’s been a lot longer than that!  Winking smile    I’ll get to enjoy looking at the tree while quilting … I think I’ll tune into Pandora to listen to some Christmas music too. 


I know I’ve said it before, but this year is really flying by.  It feels like it ought to be, at the latest, Labor Day … yet here we are with Halloween and Thanksgiving under our belts, in the Christmas season.  Slow down!! 



Today I’m thankful for:

  • The scent of a real Christmas tree


  • The twinkle of lights on the Christmas tree


  • Christmas music playing in the background


  • The reason we celebrate – Jesus



  1. decorating fo christmas is exhausting! so nice when its all done.

    enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  2. I had a great night sleep last night too (for a change). No decorating for me today. I'm trying to finish some Christmas crafts.

  3. I would say Amen to your thankful list! I was so exhausted last night from decorating the entire day but today it sure feel good to have it done. Hubby and I ran some errands today and got a couple of presents but I'm feeling lazy and don't want to work on anything right now.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Noreen

  4. How blessed you are to have your holiday decorating behind you! I'm just getting started--and I'm already tired :)

  5. Oh, I finished mine today as well and am so glad to have it behind me. And, I love Pandora! It's just the best! Holiday blessings my friend!

  6. How cool to get a start on your decorating!! We were out and about today and you could see people putting up their lights, etc., plus you could see houses already decorated. I kept driving by thinking "that looks nice, this looks nice" etc., but not really grasping that Christmas is a month away. I'm with you; where did this year go?

    have a great Sunday!


  7. Our decorating will begin next Saturday, good for you getting it done already! A good night's sleep can cure so many things! ;)

  8. That is a very nice list. I am glad you are feeling a bit better. I need to get myself in gear. We got the lights up outside but I still haven't put my Thanksgiving things away in the house.
    It sounds so nice. I miss the smell of a live tree. Have a lovely Sunday

  9. Hope your day went as planned. I would love a real tree but just can't with all my ornaments. This way I can keep it up for six weeks or more. I bet it looks very festive at your house!


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