Saturday, November 17, 2007

Is it too soon?

I'm starting to get the Christmas "itch." Every time I walk down the stairs and look at my living room, I debate on whether or not to start putting up my decorations. Its a tough decision for me. Generally, I wait until the first weekend in December to put anything up but I've come to realize that it never quite seems long enough if I wait til then. I just get everything looking festive, and the next thing I know, its time to take it all down again. The time just seems to fly by.

But... I can't quite bring myself to start with the 'Christmas cheer' just yet. I've hardly even wrapped my head around the fact that its already November, let alone time to get in the mood for Christmas. The stores have already had Christmas stuff up since the end of summer it seems, and I have started listening to some of my Christmas CD's on the way to work in the mornings, but am I really ready to come home to a 'Christmasy' house every night? Not so sure.

I do know that things are going to feel different this Christmas, with being in our first home this year. And although its exciting to think about making new memories and traditions here, I will still miss 'the loft.' It just seemed to suit the cozy mood of Christmas so perfectly...


So now... to decorate, or not to decorate? Hmmm... I guess I'll give it at least one more week. Jon will be coaching at his first basketball tournament of the season this coming weekend, so that will keep us busy. But I guess if I want to do it before the first weekend in December, I'll have to start sometime this week. I suppose that's not so bad. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure I can wait much longer anyway :) The anticipation just keeps building and building, even as I write this, and with only two weeks left in November, maybe it is time to pull out the boxes and get going... What do ya think?

13 comments:

Sally said...

It's GO time! I vote decorate. It's so beautiful and I can only imagine what it would be like to have Christmas in your very own spot! Be sure to include pics!

Leanne said...

Hey, nice new look! It's festive, and if you've decorated the blog, well, I'd say your home is ready for some Christmas lovin' too!

PS Tag you're it - visit my blog for the meme...

Janelle said...

a LOT of people are starting. i've only gotten to a wreath on my door yet...haha...but i say go for it! :)
i'm waiting until Dec to put my tree up due to lack of space this year...but next year - Nov 1st it's going up! can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves!
p.s. like the new look by the way!

Niki said...

I had to hold myself back from decorating today too! It was miserable outside (rainy/snowy) and dark and the perfect day to decorate the Christmas tree and put up some lights...I, as well, will wait at least one more day...

Jen said...

do it! jen and I are listening to Christmas music right now! it's great. I love christmas. decorate so i can live vicariously through you! we have no room for decorations..maybe a little tree though on the coffee table! ha ha. i miss you too. i drank a bux eggnog latte yesterday! placement is going well. i'll save details though for when we can chat!

Kendall & Sabrina said...

Just think, you've got a new place to decorate this year - it might take some 'extra' time to get it just right. I hope you have an awesome time making your home festive...can't wait to see the finished results!!

Tim and Kelsie-Lynn said...

I am with you..every evening I wonder do I start now?? And your post has made me more excited to do it so I think I just might! I hope you have fun decorating and I look forward to seeing pictures.

Faye said...

I say GO for it...why not? If you enjoy the season, celebrate!

By the way....you've been tagged. Look at my Blog for details :)

Hailey said...

PUT EM UP! PUT EM UP! PUT EM UP! Christmas is the best holiday ever...why not start celebrating now!

DO IT!

Steph Gartner said...

I just have to say that you're incredible. So talented in so many ways! I think you should start. I don't really decorate at all at Christmas because of lack of space, and this year because Caleb will get into everything, so I have to live vicariously through other's people decos! Off the topic, I've been wanting to change my blog format for forever, but how do you do it? The standard blogger backgrounds are so boring!!

Sally said...

P.S. Love the new look.

Trev & Rebekah said...

Have fun decorating!
Hey, when you get pics of Todd and Brianne's baby will you post them?

Richard and Kristy said...

we couldnt' wait any longer...yesterday seemed like the perfect day....today we are cleaning up from our finishing touches....Best wishes to you as you go through the big decisions....WHERE DO I PUT EVERYTHING???