On Saturday, I delivered my Christmas creations to Dade City, in what will be the last Mugwump Woolies for 2012. The Christmas shopping season will begin in this little Southern town on Saturday, November 3rd when they hold the annual Christmas Tear Down...merchants close, and windows are covered on the Friday morning before as the shops are transformed into Christmas wonderlands. Come Saturday morning, the paper is torn down and the Christmas Season officially begins. It's a fun day!
I don't know about you, but around this time I'm ready to move on to Thanksgiving. I love Halloween, but it's been orange and black, and cats and witches around here for a very long time! Yesterday, a few of my German turkeys came out of their hiding places and began the annual line up on the sideboard in our dining room.
In no particular order...straight out of their wrappings...they gathered together. I have a "thing' for turkeys...especially these old, worn lovelies. The rest of our turkeys will appear after the 31st, but for now, these feathered fowl will stand guard right here.
This year, I am determined to relax and enjoy the holidays a bit more than usual. I say this every year , but this year I am actually doing it already! With everything delivered early, I've spent the evenings whipping the edges of my "Our House "rug...and pulling some wool for my Leo rug...two projects long neglected.
We have lots of things on the calendar coming up in November and December, including the wedding of one of our thirteen nephews...we also have three nieces...in December. We'll be seeing family members we have not seen in a long while and we are looking forward to it.
Then, there is the search for the perfect tree...the writing of the "List"...we still have a believer here...the decking of the halls...it's coming fast...are you ready?
It feels so good to not have a deadline!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...and thanks for coming by and saying hello.
Enjoy the day,