Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Decorating for Christmas already!

NOTE:  This post was written BEFORE Thanksgiving!

Yes, that's right, we have gone completely nuttish!  My family is decorating for Christmas already!  5 or 6 Christmas stations are playing on the radio and honestly, I think it is still WAY too early for all of this!  In my house, I am known as scrooge because I have firmly stated that all festive music must be terminated until after Thanksgiving.  Oh well, they have a point in that we are going out of town for the holidays and it will be nice to come back to a decorated house.
Potpourri is burning and the Christmas lights are blinking. . . I think we have a weak light in the link.  Mom is telling us how she always cries when she hears Bing Crosby singing 'White Christmas'.  Caelen is looking forward to her leftover Mexican food from the amazing Las Salsas in Morganton while the rest of us drool over it and ask for a bite.  We are listening to Big Daddy Weave on Pandora sing 'Christ is Come'.

Anyways, you get the picture of our afternoon.  We are trying to get into the Christmas spirit.  Don't worry.  I won't stay a scrooge the whole time, just until after Thanksgiving :)


Oh!  By the way!  The absolute best way to make good potpourri is to fill a pot with water, dump a whole bunch of cinnamon into it and some orange peels and . . . Voilà!  Just heat it up on low and let it simmer for hours to make your house smell like Christmas.  Just add more water when it gets low and reuse the potpourri for days.  Enjoy!!!

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