Sunday, December 02, 2007

It's December - now we can put up the tree

So now it's December, Thanksgiving is over, and NOW it's time to get ready for Christmas. Am I the only scrooge that likes one holiday at a time? Seriously, I can't handle getting ready for Christmas before the kids have gone trick-or-treating. No way.

My problem with Christmas these days is the frantic end-of-semester squeeze happens at the same time. I just can't take the time to 'do' the Christmas preparations slowly because I'm too busy cramming in the end of the semester. Then once that's done, Christmas is coming up fast!

Yes, I'm making lists of things to get, stuff to do, all that jazz. But none of it is going to get done for another two weeks or so...

We got the tree up today, though. I might take a picture or two later.

1 comment:

  1. Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself. ~Francis C. Farley

    Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. ~Richard Lamm

    Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously? ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

    Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space. ~Dave Barry

    (I like this ^ one)

    Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. ~Author Unknown

    If "ifs" and "buts" were candy and nuts, wouldn't it be a Merry Christmas? ~Don Meredith

    The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin. ~Jay Leno


    Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year. ~P.J. O'Rourke, Modern Manners

    Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas. ~Kin Hubbard

    ahh don't you just love Christmas!!!?? lol