Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday magnificence....





Woke up this morning to a gray day, but oh the temperature is amazing.......50's all day. I know that's not a big deal to some of you, but yesterday afternoon was like soup......lukewarm soup. Warm and humid. So I am so loving the overnight change.

I am reading blog after blog of holiday transformations....astounding cuteness and great ideas. Me? Well, I did manage to get all the fall out and back in the attic and the Christmas boxes down, thanks to my son before he left to go back to college.

It was a wonderful week and weekend, relaxing and visiting with family and friends. Not much shopping happened here, but I have three weeks to get it all done, right????? um, hum, I do work best under pressure. So the hours will be full for the next three weeks. I don't need a blinking reminder or even a paper calendar to remind me just how many days are left before Christmas! I can only take one day at a time anyway. It's good for me to plan, though, and I will be doing LOTS of that, so as to be efficient in my "only three weeks or so" left. But again, I can only do the twenty four hours in one day at a time, so I MUST be reasonable. Remember my post on Perspective? Um, hum, I'm going to be reading that post regularly to keep me in line!! I am continually telling myself, "It's only November 30th, not even Dec. 1st yet, so ease up, self. "
And keeping all those expectations in a reasonable frame of reference.....yep, that's a big job. We can encourage one another to remember what's truly important, and realize we are all in different places.......yes, I need someone reminding me of that.
That's why it's so good to have friends all over the place, of every age and ability, of all frames of mind....so we can encourage one another.
Wouldn't it be better if Thanksgiving were in EARLY November??? I would sure like to have a week or two extra after Thanksgiving, wouldn't you?

Well, today is my day to go visit my little quint friends, so decorating will wait for tomorrow here at my house........it's going to be a great day! I hope yours is as well. I'll celebrate December 1st with Christmas decorating, as I am sure many of you will........I am just so thankful to be able to do so......see you tomorrow, and perhaps I'll have a few pics of progress being made around here.

9 comments:

Anita said...

Just remember that CALM is a 4 letter word. Have a great day and you know that all the decorating will fall into place, just like it does every year. Good luck my friend.

Vickie said...

Read your post on perspective again myself. I have to keep reminding myself, too. BUT, I am very pleased with myself so far, I have downsized on decor, gifts, and activities. I plan to enjoy the holidays more this year instead of getting stressed out! And your post reminded me of that! Thanks again!

Vickie said...

wow, 3 "myself's" in my post!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

It does seem that everyone has everything done already! We have the tree up. That's all. No decorations, just lights. I'm going to try and get some more done today, but I'm just not doing everything like we have in the past. Just enough to say it's Christmas. Enjoy your time with the quints!!!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

This year I am doing so much less and I'm already enjoying so much more. I love the idea of Thanksgiving at the beginning of November:)

Genny said...

Found you through Rocks in my Dryer. So glad I stopped by. What a cheerful, lovely spot you have here!

Genny
http?//www.mycup2yours.com

April said...

Hi Suzanne!
Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving...ours was nice, but it's always good to be home, again! I did get most of my decorating done, but about killed myself in the process. I tried to accomplish too much in too little time. Hope you get your decorating knocked out so we can all see what you've been up to!

Darlene said...

I did manage to get my tree up and some decorations done in the living area. Still have a couple more areas to go but it feels good to already have this much done. I ended up with a sick child today so we have just been lazing around.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thanks for the reminder on Perspective. :) If Natalie's bday party wasn't always the first Saturday in December, I'd be much more lax with how quickly I try to decorate. It is VERY tough this year now that I'm into the blogosphere seeing how fabulous everyone ELSE'S homes look. :s