Thursday, December 24, 2015


Okay, I am not going to sugar coat this, I am a bit behind on Christmas.  I does not matter how early I start something always happens.

This year my hubby and I have both been sick for a week, that put me way behind.  I had the Christmas Party with my sister's part of the family last Sunday, that was like a whole Christmas Day.

Writing this post is actually my only relaxing time today.  I have stuffing to make, cookies to bake, cleaning to do, presents to wrap, dishes to shine, dogs to feed, a hubby who is still under the weather and I still have not showered......oh, Santa, send me a few elves.

Some will say " you bring it on yourself, why do so much?"  Well here is why.  My grandparents did it , I was always amazed by that and kind of took it for granted that Christmas was always on the farm, then I started to do it and they were fine with that, now I know why.

Don't get me wrong, I do love it all, the baking, the wrapping and decorating, but what I don't really love is the commercialism which is really getting to me this year.  Next year I am scaling down and telling everyone to please don't give us things we never need although the thought is nice.  Please donate whatever you would give in our names to an animal charity, I would love that.

Now back to the actual Christmas Eve.  A few little things.  Don't forget you pets this Christmas, put the chocolate and nuts out of reach and please get rid of that ribbon from the wrapping as soon as it comes off the gift.

Also, I saw these today and what a cute idea.  Everyone can get that brown paper from the Dollar store.  You know how little ones are at dinner, cover a small table with brown paper and put out a box of crayons with their dinner.  They will eat as they drawer, I am doing this for out little ones.  I also love the cutlery stocking holders, afforadable and adorable.

I don't know if anyone is getting a White Christmas this year.  It is balmy here today, almost 55F.  But it is snowing in my heart.

Relax while you can Santa, just a few more hours and you will be on your way.  Wherever you are, whatever your traditions are on this Christmas Eve, I hope it is wonderful, joyous and that you take a little time for you.  Oh, one more thing.  If you get an hour to yourself go onto YouTube and watch "GRUMPY OLD WOMEN'S CHRISTMAS"  you will laugh and love it.  Grab a glass of wine while your at it.

In less than 24 hours Santa's suit will be put away for another year but right now I do not see any little helpers so off I go to make the magic happen.



  1. Our flight home just got cancelled today because of all the thunderstorms and tornados so I'm finding it difficult to be in much of a Christmas mood. I'm so Grinchy that even the kitty can't stand to be near me. This year we told everyone no gifts because as you said the gifts are nice but I really don't need another candle, bath products, pjs, ect....I'd much rather the money be given to a charity.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. You did another wonderful Christmas mom, picture perfect.
    Love you