Wednesday, December 14, 2011

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me..........

A migraine that  lasted seven days.  That actually fits into the song if you sing it.  Heh.

O.K. maybe my true love didn't give it to me, but I still have it and I am over it.  Sigh.

Do you know there are only 11 days until Christmas?

11 days people!!

I am terribly behind.  I swear it was Thanksgiving and then I blinked my eyes and we had only 11 days left until Christmas.

 I was so on top of things at the beginning of December.  I had my cards finished by Thanksgiving.  I had my tree up on the first of December.

Then for some reason things came to a screeching halt and nothing more got done after that.

I still have most of my shopping to do.  I shop very little as it is so the fact that I have still have so much to do is a bit daunting.

I hope to get a lot done this coming weekend.  I better, because it's the last weekend before Christmas(!)

We decided on a real tree this year.  I had forgotten how nice it is to have a real tree.  The house smells so good!  Instead of lugging all of my decorations out of storage this year I bought a couple of packages of plastic ornaments at Target and used those.  I went with a silver and blue color scheme and I love the way it turned out.  So pretty and only cost me about 15 bucks!

That tree is totally dead now.  One of the hazards of getting your tree on the first of December.  It might have to come down before we go to my sister's.

Let's see, what else have I been up to?

We went to Disneyland.  I love Disneyland at Christmas time.  So beautiful.

My sister's cat came to live with us for awhile.  She is funny.   I'm not sure Gizmo agrees with the being funny part, unless she considers being smacked in the face with a claw every time she walks by funny.  And I'm pretty sure she doesn't.  We are still in the transition stage there.

She really knows how to party.

Joe put a few(cough) lights on outside our apartment.

He may have gone a little overboard with the lights.  I'm pretty sure our neighbors think we are nuts. I love it.  It makes me happy to come home and see them.

Sorry so blurry.  These are all cell phone pics. Santa is bringing me a new camera for Christmas.  Either that or Joe is buying me one for my birthday(which is in 3 weeks!)  Either way I am getting a new camera.  LOL.

I only get a few days off for Christmas this year(which is nice because I won't have a bunch of time off unpaid) but it means a very quick trip up North to see Lisa and the kids.  Very quick.  We thought about staying home this year but I have never missed one of the kid's Christmases and I'm just not quite ready to start.  We will re-evaluate next year when Christmas doesn't fall on a weekend.

That's what I have been up to.  

How about you?  Are you ready for Christmas/Chanukah, or are you feeling the crunch like I am?


Jenna said...

I love Christmas! This year I am giving myself a present and taking the holiday off from worrying. I have most of my shopping done but I have lots or wrapping to do. I can't believe how fast the holidays are going. I am so sad they are almost over.

Jonni said...

Oh yeah, it's definitely crunch time here Michelle. I love your lights and sorry to hear your tree did not make it. Have a wonderful Christmas my friend.


dawn said...

OMW, I have shred you headache and hit day 9 and it went. I so hope you feel better soon.

I love the way your apartment looks. You have way more lights than we do on our house. LOL Jacob was really grinchy with the lights this year. I'm nearly ready for Christmas just a few more gift cards to buy and I have NOT written my cards. Opps.

Anonymous said...

I love the tree! and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Lights.. I hope you have a great trip north to see your sister.. I always love seeing the pictures of the kids that you guys take during your trip.

I love the kitty too! I hope Gizmo gets used to her.. She looks like she is a sweet girl!

Gail said...

I'm so sorry about your headache.

I am not ready for Christmas and usually I'm way ahead and organized. Not so much this year and I'm trying not to stress about it.

Oh and thank you for the beautiful card, Michelle!

Love the lights too, inside and out.