Oh dear. I'm seriously lacking the ho-ho-ho motivation this year. As I type, the mantle is empty, the tree sits naked for 3 days now in the living room, the window is wreathless, the cards have been sitting on my cart for a week now and there is a distinct lack of snowmen sitting around the house.
Maybe it's the odd, nicer weather we've been having. We haven't really had a major snowfall yet this year and the temperatures have been pretty darn balmy for what we should be getting by now. These nicer days however, do make for nicer shopping. I mean who likes lugging packages and bags while trying to locate one's car as it's blizzarding around you. To say nothing of sweeping off your car and scraping ice off the windows. It has been seriously windy, but that doesn't stop us Southern Albertan's from getting out there. We just get a firmer grip on our stuff, put our heads down and charge ahead. But just a few more things and I can say I'm officially done with the gift shopping.
Maybe it's the busy October and November I had. It left me t.i.r.e.d. But November has waved goodbye 7 days ago. So I'm running out of excuses.
Time to buck up, put on the running shoes and get to it. Christmas is coming and will wait for no one to dawdle around. Maybe I'll watch Christmas with the Kranks tonight and remind myself what can happen if I leave it to the last minute.