Friday, November 10, 2006

Hang On! Christmas Is Coming!

Although we still have two weeks until Thanksgiving, the pressure is on at home to prepare for Christmas. There are already some presents hidden in the dining room, specifically a Cabbage Patch doll for my granddaughter. My wife has already given everyone in my family, especially me, the word that it's all hands on deck this weekend to haul out all the Christmas decorations from wherever they are stashed. It won't matter if I am not in the Christmas spirit. I am sure my wife is thinking that if I am not in the mood, I need to get in the mood. Our weekdays are full of work obligations and our weekends are filling up with other commitments. This weekend will be chaos as we clean up the house as best we can and begin the task of putting up Christmas decorations. Somewhere in the middle of all the excitement will be Chloe. By the time Christmas actually arrives, she will be 2 1/2 years old. Nothing this year can be as intense as last year at this time when we were not only decorating for Christmas but preparing for my son's wedding at our house. I have been feeling sick all week so I broke down last night and tried to go to the "Doc in the Box" at the local supermarket. It was a long wait and eventually I gave up. I settled for some Theraflu and breakfast at the Waffle House with my son. Today I am feeling much better.

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