1. It's the most wonderful time of the year. I sing that all the time and mean it about half the time. Singing it can be a tension breaker. Reminds me that whatever I am worrying about is really not a big deal. Like I said, I sing it all the time. (I even sang it to a stressed out mom at the dentist. Just trying to spread the cheer.)
2. After Thanksgiving I was super excited about decorating for Christmas. I got all of the boxes down. We went to our friend's tree lot and picked out a tree. I even put the lights on all by myself and it only took an hour and a half. The kids decorated the tree (pending my approval of ornaments) and then I was spent. Lucky for me, I have an amazing mom. She has simplified her decorating, so when I called for her help she loaded up her truck with Christmas past and came over. Christmas exploded all over my house. I told her to go big and she did. It is super sparkly. Super sparkly is my theme for life. Thank you Mom for making my house look amazing for it's debut Christmas. You are the best.
2. The kids each have a tabletop tree for their room. Somehow we lost Emory's during the move. Mom took her shopping and she got a 4 foot tree instead. She also bought her the new Justin Beiber Christmas album. It's funny. I like most of it but rapping The Little Drummer Boy is too much.