It’s been a while, so lets see if I can actually come up with seven little things this week.
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We’re expecting ice and snow this evening and after a couple days in the 50s and 60s, I am truly dreading it. Thankfully its on a weekend and I can stay curled up on the couch. Though, Michael gets cabin fever so we’ll see about that.
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One thing I didn’t mention in my Advent post the other day. I get irrationally annoyed when people put Jesus or the wise men out with their nativity sets before the right days (Jesus on Christmas of course and the wise men on Epiphany). Especially if those same people think that putting a Christmas tree out early or singing Silent Night before the evening of the 24th is a mortal sin (exaggeration but seriously, calm down people). Just throwing that out there. If you put Jesus in the manger before the 25th and yet cause a stink about a Christmas tree? You got some priorities twisted there my friend (I’m not looking at anyone I know personally here, just random blogs and whatnot)!
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I totally forgot about St. Nick’s Day. Last year I did too. It wasn’t a tradition in either of our families, so it’s an easy one to forget. Last year I did remember to put out shoes and put some potatoes and what I thought were hard boiled eggs, but clearly that is not exactly what I had planned to do. This year I forgot as well. No shoes out. No treats. Nothing. I’m ok with it. There’s always next year.
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I truly need to finish my Christmas shopping. I have checked 5 people off my list of 12. That’s good progress but considering 6 of those 7 remaining people will need their gifts shipped to them, I really need to get on the ball! Not to mention cards, which I finished designing but I’m considering redoing in order to make post cards to save some cash on postage. Seriously, I could order 100 cards for $36 but it would cost $46 to mail them. So frustrating.
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Ok I’m getting a little Scrooge McDuck over here, I know. I blame it on the fact that I’m tired and lacking coffee and dreading my “wintry mix” drive home later today. Oh and I’m alone in the office meaning its a snooze fest. Hopefully the phone doesn’t ring!
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I’m hoping to get the tree lit this weekend and our window candles set up in the windows. They are already there, but they aren’t centered and need some duct tape to help them out. We also have curtains to hang which would be awesome to accomplish this weekend but I’m setting my sights low on those. I love seeing plain white lights in Advent. Something about the season just screams darkness and simple lights. Colored are nice, but they just aren’t the same feel. If I had my way, Advent would be full of white lights and candles, greenery, nativity scenes with only animals in it, and perhaps the occasional shiny red ornament.
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I’m too lazy to go back and find some photos for this post, so here are a two for lucky number seven.
You can safely assume that I was not the one driving that cart. I wasn’t even present for the blessed event. I shield Michael’s eyes from them when I take him to the store.
My new favorite spot n the house. Our couch is significantly shorter as we took out the center connector to make room for the tree. Something about it is so cozy now. Michael and I like to snuggle under that blanket and read books. I don’t mind a bit.
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Ok, head on over to Conversion Diary because I’m sure Jen et al have way more interesting things to discuss.