It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  

Posted by mindyluwho in

I love this season. Actually I love this time of year beginning from about the middle of November when it starts getting crisp (remember, I live in's still hot right before Halloween) until the end of February when I celebrate my birthday. That's also usually about the time that I slack off on my New Year's Resolutions and I start feeling guilty...

We had a fabulous Thanksgiving. My brother and his family came to visit. I love having them close. We took our annual trip to Apple Hill where Christmas tree farms abound. We trekked around for a few hours looking for the "perfect" tree. I saw several which I proceeded to point out to my husband only to be given "the look" complete with "the rolled eyes". The poor man really needs a different house, one with a 20 foot ceiling. I kept having to remind him that it could only be 9.5 feet tall because our ceiling is 10 foot and I wanted a star on top of the tree this year. Oh, and I'm so excited because I finally talked him into getting a Cedar tree instead of a Douglas Fir. I love it because it doesn't have needles! I love a fresh artificial one at our house, but I hate the needles all over the place.

I haven't done a smich of shopping yet. Well, actually that's not true. I was going to say what I had done, but remembered that sometimes my kids read my blog so I guess I can't tell you! All I know is that I want to keep it simple this year...very simple kids, in case you are reading this...don't expect anything big at all...really....the stocking stuffers might actually fit in the stockings this year!

One of the reasons I love this time of year is because of the color red, which happens to be my favorite color. It is EVERYWHERE and I am in heaven!

Oh, in case you were wondering...I did get my rank back. It was only a simulation after all. And guess what. I have memorized the entire Declaration of Independence! Yessiree Bob, my girls and I can recite the whole thing! Can I just say, that it was really hard to do. At my age. Which is 42. That rhymed.

Well this was just a random post to let you know that I have not dropped off the face of the earth. I have been busy...memorizing.

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16 said...

I love this time of year, too! Your comment about the stocking stuffers might actually fit into the stocking this year made me chuckle because I have the same goal!

I'm glad you got your rank back. You worked hard for it! You are a great example memorizing the Declaration of Independence.

December 2, 2008 at 4:14 AM

I love Christmastime too! And I'm so glad you got your rank back!

How impressive that you can recite the Declaration of Independence!

It's great to see you here. I've hoped everything was going well for you.

I hope your cedar tree is a different experience than mine. When I was about 12 we lived in southwest Missouri. It's legal there to take a cedar tree from the side of the road, so that's what we did for Christmas! I remember being "stung" by the tree over and over putting on ornaments, and the house smelled of cat urine. That tree didn't smell like a balsam pine!

That was our most memorable tree, ever.

December 2, 2008 at 7:10 AM

Red is my favorite color too! I've already finished all my shopping and am so proud of myself for it. I never seem to get any shopping done until the last minute, but this year I did it all and enjoyed it so much! Now all I have to worry about are the little gifts that will come up at work and such. I also decorated my house several weeks ago. Sandro thought it would be fun to do early since it makes the house so pretty. But we don't have our tree yet. They are just now starting to sell them and we are with you on the real tree this time. But I arranged my living room already to make room for it! Oh, I love this time of year too!

December 2, 2008 at 8:12 AM

I miss this time of year in California--always loved it.

I vacillate between red and blue.

Great job on memorizing the Declaration of Independence--WOW. I'm impressed.

December 2, 2008 at 10:20 AM

Well... let's hear it!

December 5, 2008 at 9:20 AM

I don't think my brain could hold that much info. Yay for you!

December 6, 2008 at 10:34 PM

Have fun getting ready for the holiday! You'll enjoy getting to see red throughout Valentine's Day too. How lucky for you! :)

December 8, 2008 at 10:11 AM

How much is a smich, exactly?

December 8, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Hey Mindylu! Thanks for signing up for my contest. Deff wait to see if you win BUT if you don't, just FYI, both and Barnes& started shipping Miss Delacourt Speaks Her Mind before Thanksgiving. Also, it is on sale right now--so there's hope for Christmas! Yay! (where in cali do you live? We have an apple hill near here--I am in Contra Costa County but I think there is an apple hill in apple valley down south, right?)

December 9, 2008 at 10:23 AM

I am so glad to hear that you got your rank back. That was such a heartbreaking post. And I am truly impressed that you have memorized the DOI.

December 9, 2008 at 2:49 PM

Hey! My birthday is also at the end of February (the 24th), and red is my favorite color! Yay for red! :)

I'm so happy you got your rank back!!!

December 10, 2008 at 5:50 AM

I miss you! I hope everything is ok....

December 12, 2008 at 12:41 PM

I have missed you so much. It has been great hearing from you.

I am happy that you are in the Red zone right now. I love that color too. Congrats on your rank and the memorizing the Declaration at 42. That is something. It gives me hope of memorizing too.

Hope all is jolly over there. Take care.

December 15, 2008 at 10:21 PM

BoK! BOk! bOk! Bok! BOK! bok bok bok bok bok!! Beegok! Bok beegok! BOK!
Yeah, that's what the calling birds say.
Just don't answer.

December 18, 2008 at 6:11 PM

Merry Christmas!

You’ve just been hit with Random Acts Of
“ Merry Christmas!”
Love, Carrot Jello

December 22, 2008 at 12:25 PM


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