Friday, December 4, 2009

Decorating or Lack There Of

I am one of those people that go all out for Christmas decorating. I always have been. I love Christmas lights like I love a good chunk of creamy milk chocolate. When I was a kid, we used to load up in the car and go around on Christmas Eve to different neighborhoods looking at lights. It was a tradition and I loved it. Of course, my parents were doing it for 2 reasons...they knew we liked the lights but more importantly, they knew riding around in the car after dinner in the dark would tire us out and we'd probably want to go to bed a little early so that Santa would come. I've kept this tradition going for the most part in my adult life. Now that I have the Little Guy in my life it's something I can pass down to him. We don't have him every Christmas Eve so we do this on a random day that we decide we have the time to go around and waste the gas driving all over the county to find pretty lights. :-)

I'm a little bummed because I don't have any decorations up at my current house. Everything is packed away and waiting for us to drag it out at the new house next weekend. I decided not to put anything up at the rental and save it all for when we move. It makes sense, but it also makes for a drab house. I usually decorate Thanksgiving weekend. And this year, Sunday was a beautiful 65 degrees outside...perfect for putting up lights. So now I'm jealous of all the houses I pass by to and from work that have lovely lights up and I can even see a few Christmas trees through windows.

Doing the decorating over the long weekend allows me time to spread everything out and really decide what I want where. I will have 1 day to put the tree up, put lights on it, put ornaments on it and hastily throw some things around the living room and maybe hang a wreath on the door. I know it sounds petty, but decorating is really my thing and I really take it seriously because I'm a perfectionist when it comes to my lights. It's not going to be easy and whimsical this's going to be all business and I will be the drill Sgt. telling everyone where to put everything. Ok, so I won't be that bad. If I'm not too tired after moving everything and unpacking our essentials Saturday night, the tree may go up then. That way I have one less thing to do Sunday. Wish me luck on that.

I am off to the dentist soon and I'm so glad to be leaving work early. Especially since I have been consistently late getting home for the past 2 or 3 weeks it will be nice to be home a little early. I am going by the new house after my appointment and I hope to see it all clean and pretty. I have the camera with me so I'm all set.

I drove in this morning instead of taking the bus since I am leaving early. There was a spot of very slow traffic due to a broken down Metro bus and I really lost my temper and let the "f" bomb fly. Only to myself of course since I really couldn't yell at anyone. That is one of my clues that I'm not raging temper at things like a broken down Metro bus. My temp is still up so my headache was not from a drop in progesterone, which is still a good sign. However, my frustration (and that's putting it mildly) in traffic this morning is a pretty good indicator of things to come. You know, the period. Blech.


A said...

I hope the dentist goes alright- are you going to let them do xray's this time? Maybe you could put up a few decorations- we didn't get everything out last year because we were travelling, but we still got some items out to deck the halls!

I hope AF stays far away (maybe permanently stuck in traffic)!!

Anonymous said...

Try to stay positive, being frustrated at bad traffic doesn't have to mean AF is on the way.

I understand you feeling bummed about the lack of decorations, but it does make sense to wait. The move is so close now! It will all be worth it once you are in the new house. I can't wait to see updated photos.

C said...

Good luck at the dentist!

I can't believe you are moving so soon. How exciting!!! This Christmas probably feels very rushed and unorganized to you, but you will have many, many in the future to do things the way you prefer and on your usual timeline.

Thinking of you!

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

Stay away AF, stay away!! You've got alot going on right now between TTC, new house, bumming about delayed Christmas and traffic! That easily explains any temper. I'm rooting for you to get the best Christmas miracle ever. I'm sure you'd take that as a trade off for lights any day ;).

Anonymous said...

I'm just realizing that it's time to decorate! We're buying a tree this weekend and putting up some lights, but I don't think I have the energy to do much more than that. Not if I want a clean house, anyway.
I'm sorry you're feeling rushed, and stressed out. You do have a lot going on right now! Hopefully you'll be able to relax and enjoy your new house :).

And, we always did the driving around and looking at lights. In our pj's with blankets :). Great memories!