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After last weeks heartbreak, general busyness and the last day of class (for my student anyway) I have high hopes for this week. Really high hopes!! I should really lower my expectations for this week. It may not be able to live up to them. Then again, last week was so horrendous that this week doesn't have to do much to go up in my estimation. So I guess it's all good.
All but 3 Christmas presents have been bought and I didn't leave my house to do it. Online shopping is the only way to go. Those last three will be ordered online tonight. I will have to go out to get some stocking stuffers but other than that I'm done. With the shopping part anyway. There is the wrapping part to go but that will be next weeks project.
Tree is up.
Tree is up and decorated.
Tree is up and decorated with only half of my decorations.
I got lazy. Maybe, I should re-qualify that statement.
I'm always lazy. I just choose to be lazier this year.
I'm calling it minimalist.
Why, Yes! I am going there.
For a week the tree had nothing on it and I actually thought about leaving it that way for the season.
As you can see I didn't.
Usually we have a 8 foot artificial tree but it died (not literally of course, since it had never been alive to begin with.) last year. The poor thing was falling apart. Bits and bobs were falling off. Pieces that stuck into other pieces didn't stick or couldn't be found. Branches were drooping. It was pitiful. So, this year we sprang for the big bucks and got a real tree. We were hoping for the wonderful fresh tree smell. We were robbed. This tree doesn't smell much if any but it looks good so that should count for something.
I will say that our old kitah has found that place in the corner under the tree to be a wonderful place to sleep. He first needed to pull off a bit of the lights and a few ornaments that were either in his way or their placement were bothering his decorating sensibilities. Now, if you go looking for him chances are you will find him under the tree.
I'll be shipping out a few things today. A Christmas gift for my mother that we picked up at Disney (don't worry my mom doesn't read my blog. She knows it exists. It is bookmarked on her computer. I know this because I did it for her. I have sent her numerous links to it but even with all this she still doesn't know how to get to it. She's special like that.), a few books for bloggers (Jan, you should have a taste of Texas before the holidays), and the painting that I finished.
I'm taking all next week off. Combine this with the week that we get off between Christmas and New Years and that makes 2 whole weeks off. 2 whole weeks People! This is big! I never take this much time off at one time.
You might be asking yourself what I plan to do with all that time? Nothing! I plan to do nothing. Okay, that might be an overstatement. I will tidy the house, read something besides work stuff, string garland for the hand-railing of the stairs, take Nessa for a walk, paint. Lots of painting. If you want something painted this is the time to tell me because I'll have more than just weekends and evenings to do it. Can you tell I'm excited?
Well,da,da,ell That's All Folks