Friday, November 26, 2010

I guess I'm just tired...

and I didn't even do any Black Friday shopping! We enjoyed a delightful day at the home of some friends of was a very nice day and meal.  My part of the meal was Carrot Souffle (one of our favorite traditions), an Apple Cake and the rolls.  I just bought frozen roll dough at Kroger's....delicious but!
There was a feast!

So today, I am trying to get order to my house before I can even think about getting any Christmas decor out of the attic.  I have asked son #2 to get the boxes down before they leave again tomorrow.  He has to get back early to study for a big test coming up next week. 
I am feeling so unmotivated to get all the Christmas decor out. I am having my shoulder surgery on the 29th of December, and I keep thinking, "what I put out, I will have to put away and not sure how fast that will happen after my surgery....this is the first year, I think I will buy a small artificial pre-lighted tree!
Have you ever had a year where you purposefully cut back on how you decorated for Christmas? I am struggling with making this decision and feeling sort of overwhelmed already! 

I guess I just need to get the Christmas music going to get into the spirit!  At least the weather cooled off and it is so nice now.  I'll be making a big pot of chili tomorrow! YUMMO!  Love cold weather and chili, don't you?


Steadfast Ahoy! said...

It's almost at the zero mark on the thermometer and snow is in the forecast. It's beef stew tonight for supper.

One year, I put up a miniature tree in the hallway. We were leaving for three months the day after Christmas, and there was no way I was doing the "whole shebang!"

These things happen. Don't worry--next year you will go overboard the other way. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I don't think our families pay near as much attention to all the decor as we do. Keep it simple so you can enjoy it, then next year if you want, go all out. One year I did a really small tree on a table with all the decorations from the GW and Dollar store. After Christmas I gave it to a charity for abused women. They loved it. Hugs, Marty

Andrea said...

Home sweet home!
Blessings and prayers,

Dogmom Diva said...

Suzanne, we are not putting many doecorations out for Christmas, most of my things are still packed and unreacheable right now..I have enough of a mess with cleaning out a closet and its all over the place right now..I might deocrate my mantle and say forget it until next year!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Suzanne, I agree with the others. Do yourself a huge favor and go easy on the Christmas decorations this year. You might actually enjoy the season more with doing less. I know you will thank yourself after Christmas! I hadn't heard the date of your surgery til now.

southerninspiration said...

Well, ladies, my son and I did go buy an artificial tree, with lights on it! I feel like if it had pretty ribbon on it, I'd be good! I'm sure I'll put a few ornaments on it, though!
A wreath, the mantle and that might be it!

Thanks for your encouragement!

Miss Char said...

A couple of years ago I didn't even put up a tree. We weren't going to be home for the holiday and I just wasn't in the mood. Sometimes I think we just get so overwhelmed everything seems to much to deal with. As long as you're all together I think that is the most important part.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Hey Suzanne! So good to see you again...I've been out of the blogosphere for a whiiiiiile. :-)

We have had years where we did little compared to other years, and you know what? I don't even really remember the lack. I just know we did it for whatever reason. Don't sweat it. Just put out what you will enjoy, but not what will stress you to put back up after surgery. You'll be glad you did. Sometimes streamlining is just what the doctor ordered! :-)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

It's cold and wet here. Good pj weather to snuggle up too. Hope you get some rest and feel better soon :)