Greetings friends and fellow readers. Sorry for not posting anything Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. It's been a rather uneventful few days since Thanksgiving and I doubt you wanted to read yet again about my weekend of cleaning house and doing laundry and watching football. So, I just didn't post anything. I really don't have much to write about at the moment either but will go ahead and ramble on for a while so as not to keep the adoring public waiting... or something like that.
I managed to get the inside Christmas decorations put out and also
pulled out and decorated the tree, which just so happened to smell a
little of gasoline thanks to the fact that it is stored in the same shed
as my lawn mower. I keep waiting for it to go up in flames each time I
plug it in. Hopefully that will not happen. It actually no longer smells
of gasoline - or maybe I'm just used to it. It could have been the
Christmas tree bag that had the smell, who knows? At any rate, when I
was pulling it out and putting it up, there was a hint of gasoline in
the air and I just hope my house doesn't catch on fire because that
would certainly not make for a Merry Christmas.
I have not yet put the outside lights up. I plan to do that on Saturday.
This past Saturday when I put the tree up, etc., I had a lot of other
things going on and just did not have time to deal with the outside
lights. I've had time to do it in the evenings, but I'm scared of going
out to the shed in the dark - yes, I did just say that. Y'all there are
spiders and all kinds of other creepy crawly things out there so the
outside lights will have to wait until Saturday when I can pull the
storage bin out of the shed in broad daylight.
As far as Christmas shopping is concerned, I am basically done. I just
have one more gift card to pick up and then it will officially be a wrap
- ha, get it! I started wrapping presents last weekend and hope to
finish up in the next couple of days. I had to go out and get a few more
boxes because I didn't grab enough free ones from stores on Black
I still have a ton of Christmas cards to address and cannot seem to get motivated to address them all. Hopefully I will get in the spirit in the next few days because I like to have my cards in the post the first week of December.
Speaking of Christmas, if you are an ice cream lover, you should try the
White Christmas ice cream from Publix. It is Publix brand and it is
absolutely delicious. Have you ever noticed that I recommend a lot of
ice cream products and claim I don't even like ice cream that much?
Truth be told I just have to be in the mood for ice cream and when I am
in the mood I want something yummy and White Christmas from Publix
For those of you looking for some free Christmas activities, I have a
few things I would like to tell you about. First, the Huntsville
Christmas parade is on Saturday. It starts at noon and is sure to be
entertaining. Last year my dad and I went and it was the first time we
had gone in many, many years. I think we are all planning to go this
year and I am looking forward to it. Here is a link to the route
Next Monday, December 3, is one of my absolute favorite Christmas events
- and it's free! It's the Heritage Bell Ringers Christmas program and
it is amazing! The program begins at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United
Methodist Church on Airport Road. These folks perform Christmas songs
with bells and it is so incredible! If you have your Monday night free, I
strongly encourage you to attend. I would advise getting there early to
get a good seat. I won't be able to make it this year because I will be
at Ladies' Night Out for the church I used to attend and it is my last
event as the official organizer so it would be kind of rude if I didn't
show up. I am really bummed about missing this show though because it is
probably my number one most favorite event of the holiday season.
Please go if you have the chance. Here is a link to the Heritage Bell Ringers web site for more information.
Thursday, December 13 - Sunday, December 16 is The Living Christmas Tree
at First Baptist Church. This is another one of my favorites. My friend
Denny's parents are tree singers (I guess that's what they are called)
and he got some tickets for me and my family to attend on December 13.
These performances are also free, but you must have a ticket. Click here for information on how to get a ticket for this lovely show.
I'm sure I'll have some more Christmas information for you before the
season is up. In the meantime, make plans to attend one or all of these
three free events. You'll be glad you did.