November 20, 2005

Sometimes it's Good to Break a Promise

Today I'm breaking my promise to myself. Oh, it was a stupid promise, but still - I like to think I am a woman of my word.

I swore when I moved into my little postage stamp I was NOT going to decorate for Christmas. #1 - I couldn't put my tree up (it would take over the entire living room) so that sucks some of the joy out. #2 - there isn't anything I can do to this place to make it feel festive. #3 - everything is in the back of the storage unit and it's really not safe for me to be climbing around back there by myself.

With the house being so quiet this past week I've had a little too much time to spend inside my own head. Not really a good idea sometimes - but anyway. I realized by keeping that promise I was punishing myself. Well - don't that beat all! I've been a good girl this year. I deserve a little holiday spirit. Damnit - I'm decorating. So there.

With today being a solo football Sunday, and given that I'll be gone most of next weekend I thought NOW was the perfect time to start.

So that's what I'm doing. I've got some sauce simmerin' on the stove. Still in my new flannel jammies. Game playin' on the TV. I'm crawlin' (carefully) into the storage room and, one by one, pulling out what ever Christmas boxes I can get to. Oh, I can't put it all out. No Way. But I'm selecting certain things and placing them with care. My cousin says watching me decorate for Christmas is better than T.V. I'm kinda persnickity.

So that's what I'm up to today. Ya wanna come over and help? It'll be fun!!!

Posted by Tammi at November 20, 2005 12:24 PM

I am soooo calling you!!!

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 20, 2005 12:42 PM

I refuse to decorate for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving. It's one of my moral and ethic.

Posted by: Contagion at November 20, 2005 12:54 PM

I knew it! I KNEW you couldn't NOT decorate for Christmas! You and I are too much alike. It is a must for us. It is in our genetic code. It is why we are friends. ;-) Heh heh heh

Posted by: Bou at November 20, 2005 10:22 PM

I hate it when someone comments what I was going to say! I have to agree with Contagion - NOT before Thanksgiving!!!

Posted by: allicadem at November 20, 2005 10:43 PM

Well, normally I'd help just because I got long, gangly, monkey-arms & can reach way up high, but I think you got that part covered.

Let me know if you need something heavy lifted or a bug squashed :-)

Posted by: Harvey at November 24, 2005 06:18 PM