Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Spreading the Christmas Cheer
Yesterday my kids came home from school to find a package on the front porch. It must have been dropped off during the day, giving one of our local squirrels enough time to tear his way into the box, and, being that there were only 23 cookies inside, to sneak one. Well, at least he didn't bite any of the others, so we have been enjoying the remaining 23.
I wonder if I should let the sending party (a company we have done business with during the year) know about the squirrel's break-in? So they will know not to leave cookies on front porches anymore? Or just let it go? By default, I will likely not say anything. What would you do?
We stayed with the lighter ornaments, not placing all of them this year. But I think it's still pretty loaded. Many of them are hand made creations my kids made at school or church, so it was fun pulling those out. My son cut a lot of paper snowflakes for the windows.
I feel like I'm not quite in holiday mode yet, but by next week, hope to start taking time off work, and enjoying the family. We are scaling back the shopping this year, or at least that's the plan. I hope for spending time together and enjoying Christmas carols and Christmas concerts. My daughter planned out the songs yesterday which our family will sing around the piano, including a couple songs she will perform as solos, and the kids are practising "We Three Kings" as a guitar duet. That will be highlight of Christmas for me.