Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas

As of Saturday, November 27th, I have the Christmas tree up in the keeping room and it is fully decorated.  This officially puts me ahead of schedule.  The goal is to have the entire house decorated by December 1st.  If I keep up this pace, I may even have the outside lights done before Wednesday.  I’m not making any promises though, because hanging lights outside involves a ladder, and we all know how dangerous ladders can be for the tragically clumsy. 

Now if I could only get the Thanksgiving paraphernalia put away. 

We have gone through two pies and a carrot cake in less than three days, but we still have leftovers of everything else.  This, of course, means that I will be eating turkey, ham, and possibly rabbit for the next several days.  The good news is, I won’t have to actually cook anything.   I suppose this means it’s time to start the Christmas baking.  If I have any energy left over tomorrow, I’ll get right on that. 

Today I spent some time with my mom. 

Mostly we sat in front of the fire trying to warm up.  It was a beautiful, freezing cold day today.  A perfect day for a raging fire.  I think we went through an entire tree.  We might need to restock our firewood! 

Right now, I’m lying on the sofa with the lighted tree on one side, and the hot fire on the other, watching movies with my husband.   I love Christmastime! 

And it’s not even December yet!

Until the next time…I’ll be hanging a whole lot of lights!

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