Do you ever say you'll do something without looking at your calendar? Perhaps it's a commitment that's a year in the making, and you know it won't be a problem. You have a chef and he'll cook anything if you tell him a year in advance! You have a house and you have more Christmas decorations than the windows at Macy's. It's a year away. It's only for a few friends in your circle from church. It's a breakfast. This isn't hard. Yes, please come to my house next Christmas.
It doesn't matter that you've just had a big breakfast with a hostess who has more Christmas decorations than Macy's, Tiffany's, and Target--OK--I couldn't think of another place. You have just eaten at a huge table with fine china, embroidered cloth napkins, two or three kinds of crystal, and an array of eating utensils. It might have been her silver but since I don't own silver, I didn't recognize it. It was more elaborate than any breakfast meal I'd ever eaten and more delicious. We had played Dirty Santa, I was happy with my gift, and I needed a nap. Of course, I want you all to come to my house NEXT year.
Then November 1st was on a Thursday. Do you know what happens when November 1st is on a Thursday? Thanksgiving which is always the 4th Thursday since Tom Turkey was a little gobbler--is on November 22nd. Throw in the Alabama/Auburn game on November 24th in Tuscaloosa --can you say time crunch?
December 1st, the date of my breakfast which was year away last December is the first Saturday in December. Rumpus time---my house is in disarray again. I only have 10 plastic tubs with Santas and Baby Jesus boys to unpack--I've already unpacked about twice that number. I have even decorated two trees.
OK, they are only three feet high and sitting on chests but that's big--I don't do trees--not for the last six years. Another story for another day.
I am glad to report that the bout with polio that I'd thought I was coming down with was only leg pain from carrying plastic tubs of Christmas stuff up from the basement. I confess..Duke Boy did help.
It's almost time to head to the rumpus . Spray paint and super glue are good items to keep in stock if you are planning on having one. Items glued thus far--Santa's hand holding a bird house, wise men back on Nativity from the Holy Land via China, attempt at staff of Joseph from Ecuador --he really needs both hands free to give Mary some relief. I probably need to stop at the Big W and stock up for the rumpus.
Peace on earth, in the Valley, and in my home on the Hooch soon.