So the plan was to do a lot of house cleaning today to possibly, maybe, make the living room and dining room presentable so that I could maybe, at some point go and buy a Christmas tree and decorate it this year. Granted, this hasn’t happened in YEARS, but there is always a chance that it could. Possibly. Or not.
Of course I stayed up all night bingewatching Designated Survivor and playing solitaire and slept in well past noon. It’s dreary, damp and cold in the ATL. The leaves are finally turning. Let’s just say motivation is low. That is why I love the photo of Dorinda in the bed with the wreath. At least that is more progress than I have made.
I also need to either get some laundry to the fluff and fold folks or go to TJ Maxx and buy something to wear to Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t have any giant-sized clothes that are clean or appropriate for family dinner. I also need to double check that I know where my Xanax is. I love being at my sisters for family dinner, I just don’t like the enormous effort it takes to get there, and then driving home in the dark. Those of us that come from longer distances have pushed for a two o’clock meal for years, but the hostess is not having it. She knows we will show up for her fantastic cooking at virtually any hour. I’m hungry just thinking about it. I’ll probably roast a chicken and make dressing at some point next week. Leftovers are way more enjoyable than trying to eat in all the hubbub of the whole famdamily in two or three rooms.
In my quest for good and happy news, I am on baby watch with Fredrik and Derek. The twins are due around Thanksgiving weekend and the two dads are going nuts with baby stuff for the twins. It is like they are expecting a little prince and a little princess. The royal babies in England probably have less glamorous nurseries.
Okay so who is getting ready for Christmas? It seems the housewives are getting kind of an early start this year. My family generally put the tree up the Friday after Thanksgiving. If I get one up, I will have a real tree. I am just not sure I have a safe electrical out let to plug in the lights. My theme for my tree is fish. I have tons of hand blown glass fish, some really cool bamboo fish, ceramic fish, real starfish, and well, more fish. It was inspired by the beach house I wanted to live in some day. Do you have a theme?