Sunday, December 11, 2011

Getting Ready for Christmas

It's taken me a while to finally get into the holiday spirit this year, but we're finally getting ready for Christmas.  We bought our tree this week, and hopefully it'll make its way into the house tomorrow.  I've been slowly putting away the fall decorations and setting out the Christmas ones.

At first I blamed my slowness to catch onto the holiday spirit on the unseasonably warm weather we'd been having (it was great -- I'm not complaining!), but then I remembered that I'm always a little slow to catch on.  The commercialism of Christmas turned me off years ago (I'm way ahead of my time), and so did hearing Christmas songs on the radio this Thanksgiving.  (Christmas music on Thanksgiving?!?  I don't remember ever hearing that before.)

I guess I thought I'd feel different this year, with Nathan being much more aware of what's going on around him.  He's two now, and even though he doesn't get the whole Santa thing yet (he will soon -- I'm really talking it up!), I expected that I would get excited about Christmas earlier than usual and enjoy shopping and decorating more.  Well.  What a letdown to not live up to my own expectations!

Although I ordered most of Nathan's gifts online (I admit, it's not very Christmassy of me), I made almost all of the rest of our gifts.  I've been dying to talk about them here, but can't for obvious reasons.  I'll be sure to recap all of my projects after Christmas!

I still have some last-minute shopping to do, and I'm not exactly looking forward to it.  I could go out tomorrow, but I think we'll just stay home instead.  I guess nothing's changed.  Two weeks out and we're still getting ready for Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. It is definitely the warm weather. I have decorated but it doesn't feel the same. We have a radio station that switches to Christmas music 24/7 on Veteran's Day. I refuse to listen to them from Veteran's Day until at least Dec. 1st, but people must want it or they wouldn't do it. I can't wait to see pictures of your homemade gifts.


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