Let’s face it, the holidays can be a very stressful time of the year. Most families spend lots of time searching for the perfect gifts or decorating and cleaning for up coming guests. I for one can’t go into a store without walking out with a lot of stuff that we don’t need. And I still have about half of our gifts that I haven’t gotten yet. See…STRESS!!
We won’t be spending time on the roads this holiday season. Our family alternates with in-laws so we are all together every other year. So this is the year that everyone is coming here to Florida. We have had some beautiful weather recently. So of course we have a high of 81 degrees tomorrow! Make up your mind Mother Nature…
We live a little ways out of town so we aren’t the ideal place for family to stay. I love to entertain and really want people to stay with us…the more the merrier. My hubby doesn’t share my enthusiasm! The only down side to entertaining is cleaning and decorating. Luckily (but not happy about this) my mom wins this year and my sister and her family is staying with them so I won’t have to get the inside of the house ready. But this year I wanted my house to look like one of those houses that you can see the lights from space. My imagination and ambition takes over and my body never catches up. Our outdoor lights (which are 3 years old) are still in the box sitting on the counter. At least we have the tree, stockings and the inflatable outdoor Christmas Mickey Mouse up this year. Maybe next year!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!