As most of you know, I live for Christmas. Not the shopping and commercialism of Christmas, but rather the decorating, cookie baking, and carol singing of Christmas. I drive poor CGMan to distraction every year. In my defense, it’s not my fault the stores whet my appetite for Christmas by bringing out all the shiny new decorations in October!
Last year, CGMan was away on the other side of the world, so I had the run of the calendar when it came to Christmas. This year, I was already starting to mention this and that regarding Christmas, when I noticed that look in his eye. That look that says, “For the love of Pete! We haven’t even bought the Halloween candy yet!” He steadfastly refused to look at all the new decorations at Costco. In fact, he
commanded suggested that I not travel down any of the Christmas aisles until after October 31.
So we made a deal. I wouldn’t go nuts on him in October and he wouldn’t hold my manger scene hostage.
Well, guess what? He is out of town until late Sunday night, which is October 31!! I thought about freaking him out and having the house all decorated for Christmas by the time he gets back. But I don’t know where he hid my manger scene, so I thought I better go easy on him at first. While it really is a little early for baking cookies and decorating, that doesn’t mean I can’t get my Christmas dishes down. I have my Christmas playlist on my iPod and my iPhone, so can be ready with a carol at a moment’s notice.
I tell you this as a warning. I am a fool for Christmas. Please don’t divorce me.