I love Christmas. If I didn’t have so much fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving decorations I would decorate in November for Christmas so I could have the fun lights and decorations up longer.
Are you an all-out Christmas decorator or do you just put up enough that you know it’s Christmas and no one can accuse you of being a Grinch?
Here are a few scenes of what I have going on.
I like to put lights in every room. Bathrooms, bedrooms, the office. There is nothing cheerier than twinkling lights. But then I love glitter!😉
We have a (it looks like a moose but I think it’s supposed to be a reindeer) sitting in a rocking chair and it plays the song, “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer”. Our four-year-old grandson and the 2 year-old play that over and over again and dance to the song. It gets annoying when you are trying to have a conversation and then the reindeer goes away. LOL
The tree is up. I decorate it in stages until it is as I wanted it. I still have to make the gingerbread people that depict each family member and hang those from the tree, but the rest is done.
The presents are all bought and wrapped and under the tree.The ones that had to be shipped are off. The Christmas cards are all in the mail.
I do have cookies and candy to make for the neighbors, but I do that in the evenings while watching TV.
Now I can sit back and wait for company to arrive the weekend before Christmas.
No guns were used during our Christmas tree hunt. 😉 And despite the need to get a book finished, I spent all day Sunday dashing through the snow looking for a tree with one set of grandchildren. After we found the perfect tree, we brought it home, had dinner, and then decorated it.
I have a few more touches to do to it to make me happy, but it is up and mostly decorated. The grandkids had fun in the snow since this is their first winter not in Alaska, where they are used to snow for many more months than we have it in Oregon. They were rolling around in it and acting as if they had never seen the white stuff before. LOL
This morning I sent out my friends and family Christmas cards and special cards and gifts to select readers from the Pioneer Hearts Facebook group I belong to. If you aren’t a Pioneer Hearts member and you are on Facebook, you can join the group and find out about wonderful historical western romance books and visit with the authors of the books.
All I have left to do for Christmas is bake cookies and make candy to share with neighbors. Then host family starting the Saturday before Christmas. Until then, I’ll be polishing Homicide Hideaway, book 12 in the Shandra Higheagle series and finishing, Mouse Trail Ends, book 2 in the new Gabriel Hawke series.
Are you done with your Christmas shopping and decorating? If not, what do you still have to do? Are you feeling good about where you’re at or stressing? If you’re stressing, make a cup of hot chocolate and watch a movie you enjoy. Life is too short to stress!
Welcome to my new blog site. I’ve had this domain name and called my Blogger site Writing Into The Sunset, but wanted to get moved here to kind of start fresh with a new vigor for blogging.
As you can see by the photo, our first snow of the season is falling. It’s beautiful! Big fat fluffy flakes! We could have used a bit more rain before the snow began as we are terribly dry this year, but we’ll take whatever precipitation we can get.
As I stated above, I hope to start blogging more regularly. I kind of fell off the two posts a week on Blogger when we moved and built this house, and I’ve been having difficulties getting back in the routine. I also started putting out more books a year than I was before. so it comes down to, do you want more posts here or more books? 😉 Yeah, I thought that would be your answer.
I’m excited to be starting 2019 with the revealing of my new series and getting another Tumbling Creek Ranch book out.
This weekend I’m going Christmas tree hunting with 5 of my grandchildren. I love the hunt for the perfect tree! How about you? Do you like going out into the woods to get a tree, or maybe to a tree lot? I don’t know if I’d ever be able to do a fake tree. There’s no adventure in pulling it out of a box and setting it up, but there are many who love the less mess, less allergy problems by using a fake tree.
I hope you are having a great week! Talk to you soon!