Y’all know how I get with new beginnings.
Starting now, there is really nothing else going, but holiday planning until Christmas is over.
At my most recent check of the countdown clock, it was 53 days 17 hours 42 minutes and 42 seconds until Christmas.
Which falls on a Tuesday.
Meaning Jan 2 is a Wednesday.
I couldn’t possibly think of a more anti-climactic set up for the beginning of a year. I will say though, it seems to beg the office to be officially closed on Monday because no one will do anything anyway except eat the Fiddle Faddle and the weird cookies that came in that basket the little hipster sales rep brought. They’ll “elf themselves”
and fwd their wives crap that Dr Sanjay Gupta publishes (WTH, Man?) and sit around on the clock until the boss comes through at 2:15 and says, “Why are you guys still here?”.
Just be closed.
I have historically failed to capture the holiday magic.
This All Saint’s Day, I intend to bring the holiday noise, and, while I am at it, the holiday funk as well.
If Pinterest fails to load over the next day or so, that’s me. If you don’t mind, call the house and remind me to share.
There will be free holiday printables and crafts and so forth.
Mickey has authorized me to purchase holiday decorations for the porch as our neighborhood has a contest.
Which is not to dis’ a Pilgrim, at ALL.
We’ve invited my sister-in-law for Thanksgiving, and I’ve unofficially planned to host a party on Black Friday for those of us who don’t go shopping, to craft and watch The Family Stone.*
This holiday, the noise will be loud; the funk will be the stank of us.
How do you get it started in your house? How do you kick off the holidays? What traditions are uniquely yours?
Better get cracking.
*The Family Stone is a movie made for grown up women. Your kids will just bother you and ask why you are laughing and why you are crying. Your husband will piss and moan about chick flicks and why couldn’t we be watching the game or the Three Stooges. Watch it alone or with girlfriends. Like The Notebook, only with Luke Wilson and