Sunday, December 20, 2009
`No More Relaxing!
Who am I kidding? The relaxation has to stop!!! I finally got my Christmas tree up yesterday. The house is a mess....I've been reading books, walking and having a great time. Only half of my Christmas cards have been mailed out. I'm in trouble here!!! Are you doing any better?
One of you should have written to me and said..."Alma, have you read the story about the grasshopper who played the fiddle while the ants prepared for the cold weather? The moral of the story may have meaning for you."
Last night I made more cookies....more than anyone really wants to eat....and now I'm faced with some real work that needs to be done before the holidays. So today....my suggestion is run around like crazy and get caught up. Enough of the relaxing stuff!!! I'm in panic mode now. You will have to get all of your ideas from Barb today.
Barb's idea: If you are a bit behind in decorating like me, think of quick and easy ideas to bring the holiday sparkle to your home. If your Christmas tree isn't up gently throw some Christmas balls and twinkle lights into a clear crystal vase. A china bowl will look great with some fresh fruit and boxwood or evergreen branches.
After listening to Barb's calm voice on the phone I did think of one idea: Go to Goodwill and get some clear vases in an assortment of sizes. Fill them with candy. The variety of colors and flavors is guaranteed to bring a spark of delight from the "children" in your family. (mine are in their 20's now...but they still love the exuberance of this visual treat) Set the filled vases on the table next to your candles. Or you could even fill the vases with 2" of rice and place candles inside of them for a calorie free holiday decoration.
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Hope you all get lots done today. (In a stress free way, of course!)
Your neurotic friend,