Apparently posting my panic here on the blog was, as my grandpa would say, a swift kick in the pants for me. I got the majority of the shopping done, the cards mailed, the ornaments on the tree, and we took Jack to a local Christmas light display. Jack is crazy for Christmas lights this year! He loved driving through the light display this year, and wanted to go over and over again. As we were exiting the display he said something that I would not ordinarily put on the blog, but I don't ever want to forget this one. He asked his father, very seriously, "did you toot in the woods?" Man that kid makes me laugh. LOL
It snowed a lot last night, and there is more to come this evening. Finally, the "piles and piles of snow" that Jack has been wishing for. And unlike previous years Jack actually is enjoying it. Riding in the sled, making snowballs, and falling down in it, just like he told me he would when he was asking for it all month long. He has a little sledding playdate in a few hours, then they are hoping to stop and see the Christmas trains, how fun!
There was a little indoor flea market we made our way to this morning. My thrifting luck has been completely non existent for months, so I was more than ready for some treasure hunting. It was pretty empty because of the snow, and the rent was high, which meant pretty high prices ($1 each on the ornaments, which is the absolute top of my budget for ornaments), but these were so gorgeous that they had to come home with me.
When Jack sees all the old ornaments on my big white tree he always gasps "it is so glittery!".
I also picked up another set of old canisters. I couldn't resist the charm of the old flower cart and they are in unusually good condition.
Off to make a pot of chili and ponder Jack's Christmas pajama sewing project, one more thing that needs to be checked off that old list!