Hard to believe we are in the very last day of November, 2012. It seems every year as Christmas draws ever closer, I find it hard to fathom that time has more than inched -- yes, sprinted -- away and we are at the close of another year. Where does time go? That mysterious element. It comes and goes, yet nobody knows . . . . . except of course God, how exactly it works. It truly is a mystery. I find it intriguing.
Anyhow, something of a segue there! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Our was pretty uneventful really. Having no family nearby means, well, no family to spend Thanksgiving with! We did break tradition and have our turkey-day on the Saturday AFTER Thanksgiving! That was interesting. But we have been busy on home improvement projects (think painting the walls of a room -- yes, it takes time and it's demanding!) and so the open days of Thursday and Friday just worked well for things needing to be tended to! And when we did eat Thanksgiving supper, after I had cooked all day and was so tired and sore (yes I felt my age and then some!), it was well worth it. The food was delicious!
So Christmas is right around the bend. We have not even begun to put up any decorations whatsoever. Why? See aforementioned home improvements -- with the one room being painted, everything that room contained except the bed frame and springs has been transported to our front room. The front room is where we usually erect the lovely Christmas tree and put out various little decorations, including one of my all time favorites, SNOWMEN! Yes, I do love me some snowmen. ;-) At any rate, I know I will be glad when the room is finished up and all the contents moved back and the front room clear so we can put up our tree! THEN it will feel more like Christmas is coming again, for real!
What are your traditions surrounding the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Do you typically have your tree up and decorated before Thanksgiving is through? The day after? The week after? What other decorations do you love to put up, and which do you dislike (thinking of lights on the eaves, or on the roof . . . . most shudder at the thought!)? I'd love to hear!
Thanks for stopping by. I'm always glad someone takes an interest in my humble blog and am thankful for any and all who follow! Have a lovely last day of November!