Friday, November 6, 2009
Christmas on my mind
Christmas. I love it! I love everything about Christmas! The music, the smells, the decorations, the music, gift giving, shopping, the music and of course the music! My girls are JUST like me. But my husband, well, he is almost the proverbial scrooge. He claims to like Christmas but he despises Christmas music. He likes the greenery but finds the lights silly. He cannot stand shopping, unless it is online and he really, really HATES the music! He loves the meal I make, the goodies and he loves spending the day here at home with our girls, but he is not crazy about Christmas like the rest of us. In fact, I had to secure a deal with him EARLY into our marriage. Our first Christmas together he came home around this time (early to mid November) and I was cheerily singing and cleaning to Christmas music. Then and there we learned our differences. We came up with a compromise, if I can refrain from playing or singing Christmas music BEFORE Thanksgiving, then the day after through Christmas I can listen to it AS MUCH AS I WANT!!!! I am not thrilled with the deal, but I will take it and I keep it! But to try and squeeze in some Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving I've got craft fairs! Tomorrow, there are not 1, not 2 but THREE all within a mile of our house! I cannot wait! Let the festivities begin!!!!!!