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    Monday, December 08, 2008

    Ha Bum Hug

    What day is it? Monday, the what, 7th? 8th? I don't even know. And from the looks of it around here, you can tell I don't really care. We have a total of zero Christmas decorations up. Yep, zero. Zilch. Nada. This isn't for lack of intentions. I've been meaning to get them up for weeks now. It just hasn't happened. Let's face it, I don't feel like hauling up that heavy box from the basement. That's what the menfolk are for. And my manfolk has been AWOL for the last few days. Between work, church stuff, Christmas partying, and DVR, the time to do it has eluded us.

    But there is a more sinister reason behind my slacker ways. You may recall that I don't like Christmas much, and that is what sparked True Meaning Tuesday. It's hard to want to play the role of a Holiday lover when truly I'm a total Scrooge about it. I know, I suck. Another reason is that we leave for Utah in a week and a half, and we'll be there for 2 weeks. Do I really want to decorate for the 10 days we'll be here? Not really. And I certainly don't want to come home from Utah after all the celebrations there, and have to take down Christmas stuff I never wanted up in the first place. Do you see my logic here? I knew you would.

    What's a mom to do? I'm thinking tree, minimal other decorations, and it all comes down the night before we leave. Sound like a good compromise? I thought so.

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    9 Response(s):

    Jill Johnson said...

    Heck yes. Just get those kids a tree and call it good.

    grannybabs said...

    Get a plethora of poinsettias and scatter them about - then take them to the local old folks home before you go!!

    (I've had two kids get married at Christmas - and filling the house with poinsettias was my way of decorating the house - and the reception - it worked for us!!)

    nikkipicky said...

    Just put up a little tree. Thats all. Who needs all those decorations for a few days anyway.

    BTW smiles all around it's going to be a white christmas. :) This makes me happy. How can it feel like Christmas with no white stuff?

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    Larissa said...

    I had that dilema every year that I lived away from home. We always flew somewhere else for Christmas. I hated the thought of decorating and taking down after Christmas. I agree, small tree and take down before or after trip but at least it's minimal clean up. And, just so you know, I just got my tree decorated yesterday! I literally forgot to put one up till last week. My niece asked me where our tree was! Yikes!
    And, whenever I hear hah bum hug, I think of the Christmas dance Troy and I went to. We got matching sweats (ya, sweats with elastic on the bottoms of the legs! They were pretty sweet!) and they said hah bum hug down the leg. I think we thought they were cute.

    amy k said...

    I had that problem when we went to Hawaii. Although I ended up decorating for the 5 days in December that we were here. It was very minimal and the kids remembered it. Take the time with your kids, that is what counts. Have fun in Utah! If we sneak down there maybe we can catch up.

    Meg said...

    Yeah, just get a tree. Fake one preferably so it doesn't cause a fire hazard while you are gone.

    Kathie said...

    I agree with everyone else--we must turn into scrooges as we get older--I just hope I get to see you when you're here!!

    Nurse Heidi said...

    I say a large butcher paper tree taped to the wall that the kids can decorate with whatever they want could fit the bill. It'd take about 30 seconds to pull down, and it will keep them busy for the next 10 days while you get ready to come back here. If you have a minute while you're out here, I'd love to see you...maybe even have a haircut...it's only been 6 months since my last one :P.