"Come On!" I thought., "You gotta give me something to read here, people!" I'm sick in bed with some stomachy thing today. I need entertainment.
Then I realized it's been a while since I last posted. I am guilty.
So, here is today's post.
A Very Mayan Christmas
It seems many people I've talked to this year are going the direction of "Less is More" in their Christmas preparations.
My sister is using the cute idea of :
Something you want,
something you need,
something to wear,
and something to read.
I, myself, am simplifying things around here as well. I only put up one tree this year. The "Family" tree with all the old ornaments and cute homemade ones didn't get put up this year. I just didn't feel like the hassel. I also didn't put up all the knick-knacks and do-dads. Just one tree, and 3 wooden Santas my brother made. I felt guilty at first, but the thought of how quickly everything will get put away eases my mind considerably.
It got me thinking: Did the Mayans cut back on Christmas before their civilization was wiped out? Hmmm... Anyway, back to the post.
Then there's the whole Santa thing. Since it's not really an issue in our house anymore, *sniff sniff*, I haven't done as much in that department. I promised my son, however, that we would never forget Santa comes and he will always get something from him on Christmas.
I've been in a good Christmas spirit, though. I've just been incredibly laid back this year. It remains to be seen if this is a good or bad thing at this point. Will neighbor gifts be made and delivered? Will shopping be finished? My sewing machine has been out of commission, so I haven't spent hours and hours in the sewing room. What is happening this year??? Your guess is as good as mine at this point!
One thing has changed dramatically, however. My husband.... now, hold on to your seats here.... ACTUALLY went shopping last Saturday for my Christmas present. He has NEVER gone before 5pm on Christmas ever... like, EVER!!!
Maybe the Mayan calendar is true! Maybe the world really is coming to an end! I didn't go crazy for Christmas, and the hubby planned something in advance!
What will happen next? The toilet seat will be left down??? Who knows???!!!!