Monday, November 7, 2011

I've got spirit

I've been known to be a bah humbug at times.

I mean, of course I want to be that cute hostess/wife/future mom who has an abundance of crafty holiday DIY projects all over the house.

And I'm an elementary teacher. So I desperately want to and always have every intention of getting into the holiday spirit for all holidays.

However, let's be honest. I usually huff and puff and grunt and growl while I'm dusting off the holiday decor, setting up for parties, and digging through my cookbooks to try to find holiday recipes that wow.

But I get really get grumpy when holidays jump the gun and stores start preparing us 3-4 months in advance. Like when it's August, and they already start playing Christmas music. Ugh.

I think things just sneak up on me. And I get a little overwhelmed. Because I'm a perfectionist. And everything has to be perfect. Obvi.

But this year, my friends, I am already in the Christmas spirit. And it's not even Thanksgiving! It could be because this is our first year with our own house to decorate.

Or it could be because I spent an hour and a half at Hobby Lobby with my mom this weekend because all Christmas decor was 50% off.

Or because we got professional pics taken for our Christmas cards, so holiday spirit is on my radar.

But for now I'm going to put on the brakes. At least until all this Halloween candy settles...

Nothing like a HUGE sale to put me in the SPIRIT!


Carolyn said...

OMG! I'm in the Christmas spirit already too! All I want to do is put my tree up and sprinkle red and white all over my house. HAHA

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Seriously love that you're in the Christmas spirit! I totally took advantage of their sale this past week too!

McGriddle Pants said...

I'm normally the SAME WAY! And I totally agree! I was thinking the same thing today, how I'M READY THIS YEAR! And whats silly is I'm spending Thanksgiving in Key West and I'm ready for Christmas!!