Wednesday, November 16, 2011

To Decorate or Not to Decorate, That is the Question

Thanksgiving is a week from tomorrow; how did that happen? I'm usually so much better about my holiday planning but turkey day snuck up on me like a mugger in an alley in a bad part of town. Luckily, I did pre-order my turkey which should be delivered early in the week but, otherwise; my planning is way behind.

This does not bode well for Christmas, me thinks.

Also, since we are planning to be in Mayberry for Christmas, I am debating the merits of actually decorating our house or in going all out on the holiday baking. On one hand, it's Christmas; I have to go balls-to-the-wall, it's what I do. On the other hand, balls-to-the-wall takes a lot of energy. And, time. And, willpower not to eat all of the cookie batter before it becomes actual cookies and; to say that I am lacking in willpower lately would be a vast understatement.

We will set up the tree, regardless of whether or not I do anything else, of course. And, the village has to go up, I mean, that's just tradition. Oh, and the porch tree; the neighbors have come to expect the outside of the house to be festive and I wouldn't want to let the neighborhood down. Oh, who am I kidding? I'm doing Christmas like I always do despite my laziness and despite the fact that I'm pretty sure Finnigan will manage to destroy just about every decoration he can possibly get his paws on.

I suppose I should mentally prepare myself for that, right now.

And, I suppose that answers the question of whether or not I am decorating this year; someone get the tinsel.

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