It's a chilly start to today. Of course, it IS November 10th. The day is going to be beautiful by afternoon, sunny and near 70 degrees. Since it's Saturday, I am planning my day around the South Carolina football game at noon. Go Gamecocks!
In just a bit, once the temps rise more, I am going outside to plant some flats of winter pansies I bought yesterday. That's one of the nice things about living here: year round flowers! I also bought two small evergreen trees to place into planters at my front door. I plan on putting lights on them later, for the holiday season. Then, after the new year (if I can keep them alive) I will plant them out at the "riva-side" place.
I can't believe how I am already in the pre-holiday planning time!! Christmas cards have been ordered. I've started buying some Christmas gifts. Next Saturday our church is having a festival with crafts, baked goods, etc. and I have been decorating ornaments to sell there. It's a fundraiser for worthy charities and our church quilting group. I have been letting the Christmas songs play on my ipod while I do my work.
Last week hubby and I even put up an artifical tree at the"riva-side" home. It's our first Christmas season there and I guess we got a bit anxious! ha! It's not decorated yet, but it looks very pretty lit up in our entrance room. I plan on making shell ornaments for it. I want mostly homemade and "beachy" looking decorations there.
So, this early "Christmas spirit" I am feeling this year is not my norm. Believe me. Oh yes, I usually start ordering & buying gifts in November because I don't like being in malls in December...but I have really gotten a jumpstart on much more already.
Why? I'm being postive in general, and I'm especially excited because this year both daughters are bringing the boyfriends for Christmas! We will have a houseful! And, hubby's sisters will be here with their significant others too - for the special dinner.
I hope this feeling continues. I want to keep stress at a minimum and enjoy the season! Stay tuned.