Friday, December 07, 2007

The little lights aren't twinkling.

Edited to add- Hat tip to Jessica and Nicki for guessing "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation."

I've had my Christmas tree up for over a week.

It is all put together, the limbs are shaped and that is it. No lights. No ornaments. Nothing. Linus doesn't live around here, so it looks like I'm going to have to do something about it.

Hubs got all the Christmas boxes down from the attic and I searched them all over for the tree lights. It looks like he almost got all the Christmas boxes down from the attic. Now one of us will be back in the attic looking for the lights.

The good thing is that he brought down a box I haven't seen in years. Yes, years. I opened it up and it contained items I thought the movers had lost. And sometimes those movers were us.

I feel like I am about a week behind in my Christmas tasks. Last weekend was dedicated to shivering in a cabin. This week I helped out at school, had my child sick at home one day, and somehow I have managed to let the laundry pile up long enough that now we have little sock babies running all over the house.

I spent this morning making 8 dozens cookies for a cookie swap, this afternoon picking up a few items at Target, and this evening out for dinner for my birthday (can't complain about that!) Tomorrow we have company in the morning and I need to study for my Sunday School lesson. Sunday is the cookie swap and of course, church. Monday I help with something at school and I am sure that when Tuesday rolls around I will have something else on my plate.

Um, yeah. I feel a bit overwhelmed.

How about you?

*Points to the first person who guesses where the title of the post is from!


Kelli said...

I'll have to take a stab and say it's from one of the Chevy Chase Christmas movies ...

We are doing the dreaded deed Sunday. I told the kids to get the house spotless tomorrow and a tree hunting we will go Sunday.

Otherwise, we are decor'd up the wazoo :)

Nicki said...

"I know, Art. And thanks for noticing."

I'm once again stepping out of lurkdom for a brief moment because I just have to comment on one of my most favorit-ist movies!! Hee! National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation! One of the most quotable movies least in this house. :) LOOOVE it! When I used to blog, I had way too many posts that had some mention of this movie in them. LOL!

I hope things calm down for you soon. If they don't, here's some advice...make it calm down. You may just have to say, "No" to some things. I know that can be hard but it's hard to enjoy this wonderful season of rejoicing...when it's all a blur. Can you tell that I've been there? :)

Have a wonderful Christmas, Melanie! Thank you for all the laughter, and occasionally tears, that you bring to my days. :)

Nicki~The Seldom Commenter

Roxanne said...

Not a clue about the title, but I feel your over scheduled pain. . .hey, "It be's that ways sometimes." HA!!!!!!!!!

Jessica said...

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

And yes... overwhelmed doesn't even describe it! Tis the season.....

nancygrayce said...

Totally agree on the overwhelming! No clue about the little lights...

Linda said...

Woman--you are a force to be reckoned with. I would have to be medicated to do all this stuff you're supposed to do. Maybe this is the Clark in you. I, being a "Frosty" would just chuck it all and go outside and play.

Susanne said...

I can relate to the overwhelmedness (is that a word?), hence being behind in visiting blogs. How nice you got a lovely birthday dinner in the middle of it, though.