What is Rudy Day ? .....

I've always enjoyed Christmas. The decorations, the flurry and, of course, the real meaning but always felt let down on December 26. It was all over in a flash. All the planning and doing was gone in a minute. Finally I found the OC ...not the tv show but the Organized Christmas website which led to the Magical Holiday Home Forum. I don't even know how I found it but I did. And they had this wonderful thing called Rudolph Day....Rudy Day to most of us.....that lets you think, plan, dream about Christmas at least once a month on the 25th. And the best thing was I found more people out there just like me ! Crazy about all things Christmas. Well, almost obsessive. But to my family and friends that think I'm nuts half the time, I just want you to know there is no cure for it so don't try to find one. I wouldn't want the cure if you could find one anyway.
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Only 46 days left.....am I ready?

Are you? Of course we aren't! If we were, we would just have to find something else to do. It's just the way we are.
DH and I went to Sam's earlier today. I managed to talk him into going into Garden Ridge which just happens to be next door. I shouldn't say I talked him into it. He really enjoys Christmas very much and wants to be involved. I wonder if it is because he secretly wants to keep me in check?! We bought a few little things for the house that I was looking for last year. We haven't really done any gift shopping. Two years ago I had all the shopping finished by the first weekend in December. I was so proud of how organized and efficient I was. A week later, DH asked when we were going on our annual marathon shopping day. In all my proficiency, I forgot that DH had really looked forward to doing most of our gift shopping on one day in the midst of the craziness. Well, I didn't really forget, I just didn't realize how much he looked forward to all that. Lesson learned.
So I don't get all my shopping finished early, but I can get all the other stuff done that I always do by myself. Like the Christmas cards, stockpiling food for the many larger meals I have to cook, baking lists, etc. I have my cards finished already. We usually put a picture of us in with them but this year we decided to put a picture of my Dad in with them. Dad passed away in the middle of September. No one had a recent picture of him so that is what we will do.
Blessings, Cathi

1 comment:

BloggyMom said...

To answer your question... I am about ready, I think.