Monday, November 30, 2009

Nov. 30

...end of another month- wow. The men are off deer hunting. My daughter is sick-going on day four and so there has been a marathon of Lifetime channel Christmas movies on the television. Last night we watched "The Shop Around the Corner" with Jimmy Stewart. The Christmas tree is up and sparkling in the corner and despite the coughing and hacking and sniffing from the girl, it all has a bit of a festive feeling to it. My biggest holiday joy is finding stocking stuffers. My mother sent us Christmas stockings all my adult life. My kids loved this tradition- to see what silly little things were stuffed inside-candy, a toothbrush, funny little toys. So, I am continuing the tradition with them. Which goes to show that sometimes it's the little things that bring us the most joy. Cheers!


  1. I envy you early birds that get your decorations up before December. And I agree, stocking stuffers are the best!

  2. It's tradition in our house to put up the tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. We take it down the weekend after Christmas. I was surprised to see trees go up even earlier this year. Lots of people in the neighborhood had them in their windows early. Perhaps to brighten a gloomy world. Cheers!