I keep saying this hoping it will get me moving. The older I get, the less fun stuff there is to do for Christmas. Well, that's not fair to put it that way, but we've streamlined gift-giving so there isn't a lot of shopping - not that I love shopping - but I do love lists!
(Me, Leslie, Alice in 1964 I would guess)
And with no one around to be excited about opening the boxes on the advent calendar, I haven't even put it up for the last two years.
And I have to push and prod Dad to get a tree - and get it up so I can decorate it - but I guess I've always had to push and prod him.
Believe it or not, when I'm here in the house alone, I forget to put the carols on. I do have the Harry Connick CD in the car stereo - that helps. With other people around, someone remembers to put them on.
I did watch "Holiday Inn" and "It's a Wonderful Life" last week - that helped - but it didn't last long enough!
And "What Not To Wear" has intimidated me out of wearing my Christmas attire. Although I am going to wear my sweater with the angels on it - the black one. And my holly/berry earrings from many years ago.
Maybe I'll even wear my Liz Clairborne tee shirts too. It's certainly hot enough!
Mostly I'm waiting for Christmas Eve and making potato soup and cooking up batches of pumpkin bread and jam to give to the neighbors.
And going to the Sing-A-Long Messiah next week.
And enjoying having everyone here - then it will feel like Christmas!!