Saturday, November 21, 2015

Radical Linda....Day I

Today I did something I have NEVER done! I took down all of my fall and Thanksgiving decorations in preparation for Christmas! It's not even Thanksgiving. I had retail stores for years and year and years and I always had to get that next holiday "up" so far in advance. When we sold our store and I was out of retail, it was a pleasure to celebrate the holidays as they happened. So, what is going on here, you ask?

With Thanksgiving late again this year and a very busy Thanksgiving weekend with responsibilities to other family members. I just didn't know how to get it all done. I will be having Ava overnight, I will need to decorate my dad's apartment and put up his tree, and we will be making a trip to Seattle to visit with my SIL's mom. Susan is coming down from Alaska for a few days and we would like to see her. My birthday is Dec 8th and I usually celebrate it on St Nicholas Day, so I like to have our home all done for Christmas.

This year we are going to a Thanksgiving brunch/dinner at a restaurant with our family, so no one will be here for Thanksgiving. Some of us will go over to my sister's after dinner for dessert and a visit.

I did get all the fall packed up and tomorrow I will start decorating for Christmas. I do have to admit, it took my stress away, but it does feel strange. 


mamasmercantile said...

Sounds like you have everything organised and if it is less stressful for you then get them Christmas decorations up. I am looking forward to taking a peek at some of them. Happy Thanksgiving.

Maureen Wyatt said...

How odd to read this when I have just done the same thing. Of course the Canadian Thanksgiving is over but I usually leave fall decor up until the first of December. There just wasn't time to get it all done this year if I didn't start Christmas early. I also had retail stores and find it nice not to always have to do the season so early I'm tired of it before it actually gets here.

Phoebes World said...

And heres me...I just put up my Thanksgiving decorations yesterday...I know Im late..but this Thanksgiving ark is all new to me...and it rather sneaked up in me
Happy Thanksgiving
Phoebe x