Monday, November 05, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I love Christmas. I love the whole season - it's one of my favorite times of year. And I'm gearing up for it.......I'm already half finished with my Christmas shopping, I've already started picking out our Christmas card and I've mentally decorated our house for the holidays.
But does it make any one else stressed out when you go to Wal-Mart on the 4th of November and it's 70 degrees outside and the trees have just NOW turned color and yet there are Christmas trees to greet you at the front door, they are playing Christmas music over the loud speaker, the decorations are everywhere and the person next to you is buying a buggy full of Christmas lights and a new tree? Not to mention the fact that I looked down the street Saturday and my neighbor was hanging his Christmas lights????
I just want to enjoy fall for a few days. I still love my pumpkin and hay and mums. I'm just not quite ready to make the switch yet.

12 comments:

Meredith said...

When I lived in Camden, it was always like that! I know it seems kinda crazy, doesn't it?! I love Christmas too, but I'm like you. I try to enjoy and not jump right to Christmas!

mer said...

I absolutely refuse to decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving! I was at Walmart on Saturday, and yep, same thing. Music, decorations, the whole shebang. Stress!

Kelly...will you email me? meredithblase@gmail.com
I want to ask you somthing!

Meredith

Hillary said...

Yes, it does stress me out! But I've already done most of my shopping so I'm very proud of myself! I hope to finish it up in the next couple of weeks! I do love Christmas but it is just November! I'm going to refrain from decorating until the weekend after Thanksgiving!!!!

Tiffani said...

I must agree...I am one of the BIGGEST FANS of Christmas too. Love it, love it, love it, but while I was out & about this weekend I was thinking isn't it a bit early for all this stuff to be on display? Where did the fall stuff go? I mean it is only the beginning of November. Then again, I was the sucker that wanted to buy everything & Tim had to remind me that Christmas was still about 1 month & a half away so we didn't HAVE to buy everything today!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree--I like for Thanksgiving to be it's own, separate FALL holiday...then start on Christmas (although I think I might need to start now if I'm going to get anything decorated since I can only do any task for about 5 minutes straight these days!). I'm very jealous that you're 1/2 done w/Christmas shopping...I'm stressed out just thinking about it. Online shopping sounds excellent this year. jlg

Guy & Julie said...

I know exactly what you mean!

Boy & Girl said...

Oh taht cracks me up that your neighbor is already hanging up his Christmas lights!

And me too, I'm about half way down with my shopping. I just love shopping before it gets super crazy in the stores.

Jessica said...

I can't wait for all the fun Christmas blogging! I am dying to see your house decorated for the holidays! I would love to send you a Christmas card if you are up for sharing your address! : )

Katie said...

Honestly...I have been SO excited about decorating, I have lost sleep thinking about it! I am going to start my decorating in 1 week...I know, I know...too early. BUT, we are going to Gulf Shores the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and won't be home till Sunday. I want to come home to a fully decorated house...we'll see how well that goes!!!

Vietnam Baby Girl Smith said...

This makes me laugh!! I still have my mums and pumpkins but husband will start to put up our Christmas lights this weekend and me, the tree. We just don't want to be rushing around..so we are taking our time. Plus, we do have about 4 Christmas trees. :o)

Vietnam Baby Girl Smith said...

Oh but, I have no shopping done :o)

The Milams said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment yesterday! I have read your blog for a while, but have never commented because I didn't want you to think I was a stalker!!:) Nice to semi-meet you!