we have reached that point in the winter where i am fairly certain i will never be warm again. i know it is unreasonably and untrue, but it still happens. it came earlier than usual this year. it's a little disappointing.
okso, on thursday, i went to the co-op after work to get new conditioner and toothpaste, and i discovered that they had the exact sort of christmas trees i had been looking for! it was really sad, although wonderful as well, because at least i know for next year.
i set up the tree thursday evening and was going to decorate friday, but instead i got drunk and watched all the christmas episodes of the office. treefellow was decorated yesterday, and he still is lacking a name. i made a pretty paper (silvery vellum-y snowflake paper!) garland chain to go around him, but it's not long enough and ended in his middle and looked kind of silly/sad, so instead it's hanging from the ceiling. perhaps i will make a regular construction paper chain for him instead. we shall see.
i've run out of white christmas lights, but i have yet to decorate the fake tree, so i am now faced with the conundrum of whether or not i should even bother doing the fake tree. i have two strands of multi colored lights left, which might be enough to properly light the tree, and then i could do just the silver ornaments (which is what i had been planning on doing until pete took his tree back), but it feels strange to be thinking about not doing the woodlandy tree. perhaps i will just put all those decorations on the real tree? i don't know. it's all really silly.
so i think i'm mostly done with the decorating, which is a nice feeling. just a few more things to put up and out, and a nice cleaning to be done, and then it will be christmas. it has still yet to be determined where we are doing christmas, but i'd guess we'll be gathering here. we are also planning on visiting our grandmother in bangor either on christmas eve or christmas day, which will be nice. i still have to do a reasonable amount of shopping left to do (which may or may not include still trying to figure out what to get my parents, depending on whether or not i can find what i was thinking about getting them locally or how long it would take to ship if i can't).
and then shortly after christmas, it will be music tapes day, and i can't wait. i now have an estimated time of arrival (between 10:30 and 11) and it makes it all the more real. i'd like to figure out what exactly i'm serving this week and get the list all made up and figure out exactly when i should have things done by because i know the days leading up to the 29th are going to find me scatterbrained and sleepless and weird. i am probably going to miss at least two days of blogging; sunday the 26th, and wednesday the 29th (OBVIOUSLY). HOWEVER, i do promise to write at some point when things are still fresh and wonderful and it will most certainly be before the end of the year, when i will reassess this twice-weekly blogging schedule and try to figure out if it is going to change (likely).
at any rate, i am pretty tired and excited and i'm overly emotional (i watched miracle on 34th street tonight [holiday inn tomorrow! i don't think i've ever seen holiday inn all the way through], and then read the yes, virginia, there is a santa claus column), so i should go read some more dickens and go to bed.
the audio is a little funky on this video, but i love this song so much.