well sports fans - its that time of year - when i totally turn into a kid again. (ok - in all fairness - i'm pretty much a kid all the time) but i just get beside myself - i LOVE christmas! i love getting together with family and friends - having people pop in and making a quick batch of hot chocolate with the big ole honkin' marshmallows - i love sitting up late after everybody's gone to bed with my fuzzy pj's and my favorite throw all curled up on the couch watching a movie with only the christmas tree lights on. i love christmas trees. all the different stores with theirs in the windows. i like seeing everybody elses trees - i think you can tell a lot about a person by their tree. mine is just a hodge-podge of old and new stuff , mostly sentimental stuff. its not fancy - not one bit. but its cozy lookin' and looks like home.
i have primitive-looking ornaments, home-made ornaments from my kids - of course its tradition everybody gets a new ornament each ear. another tradition with me and the kids is i make a HUGE batch of popcorn on the stove "the old fashioned way" they say - then we put a big quilt on the floor and string the popcorn while we watch the polar express. it usually winds up ME stringing the popcorn and THEM watching the movie but they do about one strand and they're done. so the house annoyingly smells like popcorn for about 3 days but then it goes away - of course my applejack peel spray helps with that. MAN that stuff smells SOOOOO GOOD! so homey!
i haven't posted any pix for christmas yet - i'm working on it - i got a few ideas. hope to have them up this weekend.
so if you're not in the mood - WELL GET THAT WAY!!!! if you're feelin' all ba-humbug, just minimize my blog while you're surfin' the net and listen to my favorite songs from christmas. you're sure to get in the christmas spirit with all these greats!