. . . already?
There has been frost on the pumpkins
so I guess it's time to bring them in
and start getting the Christmas decorations up from the basement.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
We headed up to New Hampshire and spent Thanksgiving with my family.
It was noisy, loud, crazy, hectic and wonderful.
Let me introduce you to my siblings.
Meet Annette. She's the oldest of the bunch.
Since my Mom died she's kind of like the matriarch of the family.
She has 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Meet Terry. She's the third of the bunch.
She likes to laugh and have a good time.
She has 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
We worry about her. She has severe asthma and COPD.
She's rushed to the hospital at least every couple of months because she can't breathe.
But she's a trouper.
She has 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Meet Robert. The "baby" of the family.
Spoiled rotten by 5 sisters.
He makes me laugh so dang hard that I pee my pants.
Sometimes we just look at each other and burst out laughing.
I worry about him because he's not married and I hate that he's alone.
He doesn't seem to mind.
The pictures aren't the greatest ... we were all just goofing and laughing and
just whooping it up.
The older I get ... the more I miss them.
I moved away when I was 19.
I miss never having the opportunity to just
stop by for tea or coffee ...
to call them up and say "hey, let's go shopping".
So, them there are the folks I spent Thanksgiving with.
Christmas is in a little over 3 weeks.
I break out into a sweat just thinking about all the things that I have to get done.
I haven't started decorating yet.
I haven't started Christmas shopping yet.
I am trying ... really hard ... not to stress out.
One thing I love about December
is the beautiful sunsets it presents.
Looked out to see this .....
and was in awe.
Calmed me right down.
So, I'm headed to the basement to drag all of the Christmas boxes up
to get ready to start decorating tomorrow ...
... after I go to the bank, to the market,
start some Christmas shopping, pay some bills ...
Now, where did I put my list?