Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Former Shop Keeper Can't Shake the Curse
Tomorrow is December 1st and these words
are STUCK IN MY HEAD!!!
For a very important date"...
it's the "RETAILER'S CURSE"and it is haunting me!!!
Fourteen years of Christmas over-load...
planning, designing, ordering, decorating,
Everything had to be done by November 1st.
I've tried to scale back...take it easy....
relax and enjoy not having a deadline.
Sall thinks I'm nuts when I start mentioning
Christmas in October, but it's just old habit!
We stopped in a gift shop on November 10th
and they were just finishing up some displays.
I started breaking a sweat because
my decorations were still in the shed!
This is what my dining room looked like on November 26th.
(That was the traditional date of our Christmas Open House!!)
What if anybody comes over and sees it all in boxes yet???
All right Lisa, "Snap OUT OF IT!"
I'm happy to report... I did get the majority of the decorations out.
We have yet to decide on a tree however...
But, I'm keeping my cool and enjoying the moment....
If Sall finds us a nice real one I'll decorate it,
if not I'll set up the fake one.
Calm - relaxed - enjoying the season.
I hope you are too!!
Have a joyous holiday season,