|My Quilted Fabric Christmas PostCards|
Mr. B and I have been Christmas shopping for our toy for charity, but the concept of a child not getting toys is difficult to explain to a 4 yr old who believes whole-heartedly in Santa! That whole experience didn't go quite as well as I'd planned.
Today I start house decorations. Our tree will go up, the boxes come up from the basement and it will probably take me most of the upcoming week to unload all the Christmas candles (I've been collecting for 32 years!), but I'm looking forward to it. Mr. B. has never seen my Christmas candles! For the past few years I've not gotten them out because he was too young to understand not to touch something so cute. We have already previewed a few boxes of them in the basement, and he understood how delicate they can be, so this year is the year. I should count them at some point, but I believe I have around 300 candles - from nativity scenes to trains, penguins to nutcrackers, towns and trees, from one-half inch tall to two feet. It's an exceptional collection! I will be sure and take photos to post here.
Mr. B's first school Christmas program is also this week. How exciting! I wish we had a digital video recorder so I could post his big event!
I've yet to plan out the upcoming week, but it will mostly involve wrapping presents and getting them off to the post office and decorating the house. Jeff's birthday is Tuesday, but we're delaying celebrating it until the weekend, as this is one of those "hell week's" at work for him, and it's all he can do to take time off to go to Mr. B's school program on Tuesday night.
Christmas preparations, so far, have been calm and orderly and completely stress-free. Whether it was writing down the To Do List or deciding not to make home-made gifts this year, I'm not sure. (Though I admit, I did make a few!) Whether it remains calm is yet to be seen!
Enjoy your week!