I start 8 days off today and I am headed to 1515
I always put up a real tree for a week. Trying to
replicate the trees my Grandparents had.
It goes in the same spot every year.
However for the first time in 10yrs my
cousin is not coming.
So do I bother to put a tree up for myself?
I am having the 1515 party.
but do to budget cuts, we are not doing a sit down dinner,
but have asked everyone to bring an appetizer or desert.
So usually I am so excited to get there....
not this year, why I am not really sure.
I am dreading putting up the decorations.
Not sure about the tree.
Afraid the party won't be the same.
I think it is because I will miss my cousin.
The 10 yr tradition started the year my Mom died.
She came over to help me work on cleaning
out my Mom's house. Instead we decided to
decorate my Mom's house one last time and go shopping.
The next years followed with us staying at
Robin from Decorating Tennis Girl
Bed and Breakfast.
We made Christmas Cookies and started having
a little party for our family that lived there.
When I bought 1515 we were so
excited about making cookies in my Grandmother's
So as the not very king 2012 draws to
a close, I can not seem to get excited about much.
I am sure if I call my Dad's cousin Fred
will go with me to get the tree and help with the lights
like last year.
Sunday after the party is usually our PJ party when we open our gifts.
We eat, act goofy, watch old Christmas movies.
We won't be doing that this year either.
So on Sunday I plan to go to the church I grew up in.
They always make me feel so good.
But the twins to have something planned...
we are going on a sleigh ride!
I wish it would snow.
A sleigh ride has always been something I have
always wanted to do.
So I better get my butt in gear!
Going to stop in my hometown and do some shopping.
Some how that place always lifts me up.
The place is like stepping into a Hallmark movie
I could use a little Christmas magic.