I think it’s high time to start using the “happy holidays!” greeting. Other than during the week or so lead-up to Christmas I’m all about happy holidays as my chosen greeting.
If we were meeting for coffee I’d totally suggest Starbucks so I could try out their holiday drinks. While I get the pumpkin spice latte almost weekly during the fall I’m more of a one-and-done when it comes to the Winter drinks and I haven’t had a chance to get one yet this year. Well, that’s not entirely true I guess. I do like the Eggnog latte quite a bit and get it a few times during the holiday season.
The first thing I’d tell you about is how ridiculous I feel because I’ve finally become that pet owner. The one who dropped a somewhat-significant amount of money on a WINTER COAT for her dog. The Target one just wasn’t warm enough for our little guy. Being a pug owner is no joke, friend.
Then I’d tell you about how excited I am to decorate our house for Christmas. We didn’t do pumpkins this year and don’t decorate for Thanksgiving so Christmas is it for the decor season around here. We live in a tiny place so we’re going to get a tabletop tree. We were also talking about getting a “real” branch or two so we can have the pine scent even with a fake tree. Someone at work mentioned something about pine satchels. Do you have any ideas? Because I can’t seem to find them anywhere.
I don’t mean for this to come off as bragging, but my holiday shopping is done. We’re spending Christmas with my side of the family this year so their gifts are with us and the box of gifts for my husband’s side is already at my sister-in-law’s house. In theory I love the Christmas shopping and making for other people but in practice I don’t like dealing with it during the business of late November and December. I would rather be out enjoying all manner of holiday events instead.
Tell me about your holiday traditions, because I’m always interested in hearing how others enjoy celebrating.
Oh! And I would have to tell you about Thanksgiving. This is the first year that my mom is sitting out of the prep work entirely. The next generation has finally managed to convince her to sit and relax for once. After a lot of work I was successful at getting a local turkey so we can attempt to have a farm-to-table meal which I think will be pretty delicious. Where do you stand on Indian Pudding? (And do you even call it that anymore!?) I’m debating whether to make it as part of my contribution this year.
Only one low for this week – SNOW. We have it already. If this means we have an early winter and early spring, I’ll be a happy camper. But if it just means that we’re having a long winter, SOB.
Thanks so much for sitting down with me for a while. And since we live in the Great White North now would be the time that we bundle up and waddle back outside. It was great to see you, but I think next time we’ll meet at one of our houses so we don’t both have to brave the cold!