Finally! It seems like we've been building up to Christmas for four months! Now that it is only 12 days away ( if you don't believe the Mayan Prophesy) I was able to look around and breathe... literally.
And it all has nothing to do with my expert planning or money skills or anything else. It is all because of my Hubby, and my children, and their friends.
I came down with a hellacious cold on the 2nd day of December. Chills, fever, elephant sitting on my chest type of cold. And I completely had to postpone my Hubby's Dec 6 birthday. We usually get our tree and I put it up (almost) totally alone. But this year I was tucked under blankets with a box of tissue and a remote.
But my hubby (said) he didn't mind. He fixed ME dinner, and he bought 99% of our Christmas presents!
brought it home...
put on the lights...
and then decorated the 12 foot Tree-zilla!
All I had to do was sit in my cozy front room and kibitz a little!
And if that weren't enough Christmas joy thrown at you, her BF came over- alone- on the following Monday and helped string all of my Christmas lights! WOWZA! We've NEVER had that done for us before!
All of this combined to make my state of mind when I woke up this morning decidedly JOLLY!
NEVER have I been this relaxed by this time in December!
It's a Freeking Christmas Miracle!
So to my daughters, and their BF's and BFF's I say " Merry Christmas!"
9 months ago