A friend of mine calls it the "Christmas machine"--those high-energy rituals that officially begin the day after Thanksgiving and wrap up right after New Years. Whew! It's a busy time, for sure.
With last Tuesday turning out to be a snow day, I will have had 6 days off by the time I go back to work Monday morning. You can bet that the Christmas machine was revving up even before Thanksgiving here at this house!
I worked on lots of sewing projects, and did some shopping yesterday morning and again today. (I'll show you one of my favorite projects soon...)
This afternoon Mark and I put up Christmas lights outside the house, but that's the extent of the decorating we've done.
(Hooray for a afternoon without rain to be working out in the yard!)
So far, the only Christmas effects inside the house are the mess of projects! Feels so good to have the floor vacuumed again...
So this evening we tidied up, turned the family room into "Santa's Workshop" complete with "Keep Out" signs for the visiting grandchildren.
We'll get to the tree and the other indoor decorations soon enough, but the Christmas cactus bloomed today, and that's all the seasonal decorations I need for now.