Monday, December 1, 2008

A long lazy weekend

While I worked on Friday I only received about 10 emails so to say it wasn't busy is an understatement. That means I felt as though I had a 4 day weekend. The last time I had one of those was in October but we traveled to Hilton Head so it doesn't count. I think that a weekend that involves travel cannot be, by definition, a long lazy weekend. I am trying to store up now since I won't have any of these once the baby arrives.

DH did more work than I - he started painting the nursery. I picked out two colors, a base color (Touch of Violet) and a stripe color (Elevator). DH removed the baseboard (to make painting easier, thank goodness for a nail gun to put it back on!) and put up two coats of the base color. It looks great and I can't wait until the stripes go on. But first I have to help with a chalk line that will represent the chair rail. That won't happen until tonight. The contrasting colored stripes will run below the chair rail. I promise to put up some before and after painting pictures once it's done.

I did manage to rouse myself enough to go shopping. I picked a few presents for the nieces and nephews. I was really tempted to buy some stuff for our baby but I resisted. Well, I did buy one thing but I couldn't help myself! It was just too perfect. Despite all radio reports to the contrary, I didn't really find any spectacular deals. It could be that they only happened on Friday and I was not about to fight the crowds during that day. I also wrapped most of the presents. What can I say, it was a tough weekend :-) I just have the stocking stuffers left to wrap which are always the most annoying because they tend to be oddly shaped.

Next weekend I hope to put up Christmas lights and take out the few Christmas decorations we have for the house (yes, DH, even the ceramic Christmas tree you hate so much!). I might start Christmas cookies but it depends on how strong my wrists are feeling. I have an old fashioned cookie press that requires twisting to make the dough come out. I usually have to get DH to help me once my carpal tunnel kicks in.

Is it just me or does it feel as though Christmas is just around the corner? Thanksgiving was "late" this year. Plus DH and I leave in three weeks for our long journey up to Massachusetts. I'm almost wondering if it's worth it to do Christmas decorations if we'll only enjoy them for a couple of weeks...

4 comments:

Mommy, Esq. said...

Kid toys also tend to be weirdly shaped. I'm still planning on wrapping for free at Mom and Dad's. :) That ceramic Christmas tree might have to stay hidden next year if Baby Girl is mobile. That will make your DH happy.

Natalie said...

under no circumstances are you allowed to NOT decorate for christmas!!! I've had my stuff up for a week now and have no plans of removing until after the first week in January. Weren't you the one I went shopping with when we lived in Somerville and practically bought out the Christmas Tree Shoppe with all of our goodies and xmas crapola?!!?!? Don't give up on me now. I know you're tired and I know it's not easy, but 'tis the season my dear friend, 'tis the season! Also, I would like to request that we see some preggers pictures of you. You can't just hide yourself like this. You can move away from home and everything but you have to at least let us feel a part of things by sending a photo or two along the way. You don't have to put them in your blog so as to protect your anonymity, but send us some please!!!

Helen said...

Decorating is essential! I'm beside myself that the Esquires actaully got a tree when I had to buy them a little fake one last year. I love the Christmas spirit and wish it upon everyone! I'm very impressed about the design that you are putting into your nursery. Gets my wheels turning on what I could contribute...I kind of love a theme!

Anonymous said...

Are you referring to the ceramic tree that Naynie made? Will have to reeducate DH as to its value. The one we have is one of our favorites! lots of love, Mimi