Dec 08, 2007
Middle of Hanukkah -- a late Christmas tree
We now have our house all decorated for the holidays (we have no religious paraphernalia (except a random angel ornament) in our decorations. This is a completely secular holiday to us). My Girl has a tremendous stash of holiday decorations -- for nearly every holiday. So, we have Halloween stuff, and Thanksgiving stuff and Christmas stuff (and other holidays as well, but you get the point ...). She doesn't mind (too terribly) that I'm a lazy butt and hate to cart all this stuff out and then put it all away again only to cart out the next holiday's stuff. But, I love her so and it's really not such a chore. And, because it's her thing, she does most of the work. Today we put out all the outside (ginormous) wreaths and put colored lights on the 12' pine that stands just outside our master bath window (all the rest are way too big to attempt to decorate). We even have two small fake trees lining the entrance on our porch.
But, despite all the decorations, inside and out, we have no Christmas tree. Moreover, we won't get a Christmas tree this year until the Saturday before Christmas. Therefore, it still just doesn't feel like the Christmas season to me yet (notwithstanding the 2nd week in a row of temperatures below freezing). Now, one might reasonably ask why we are waiting so late to get a tree.
Well, that's the point of this post. We are going to St. Maarten one week from tomorrow and will spend a full week basking in 80 degree temperatures, swimming in the ocean, golfing in the sunshine and generally relaxing. I am so excited. I've lost 20+ pounds, so I rewarded myself by buying a new swim suit. OK, so it's still one of those lycra, hold-in-your-tummy things, but hey. I even bought the pareo.
We will be staying at the Royal Palm Beach resort in Simpson Bay (the Dutch side of Sint Maarten). It may not feel like Christmas yet, but I'm coping ...
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Have a blast while you are there. Sounds like a great vacation.
I had a really rough fall, but came out the other side okay. I'm clerking for an appellate court, which I love so far. Henry is almost 3. I find this age a ton of fun and very chellenging.
I'm glad you are writing here again,
Posted by: Henny Penny | Dec 9, 2007 8:08:14 AM
Rayne (or Henny Penny!),
Thanks for stopping by. Congratulations on the job! Woohoo!
Henry is 3?!? How *can* this be? Where does the time go?
Posted by: Denise | Dec 9, 2007 8:36:31 AM
Oooh, have a wonderful time!!! Spending the holidays somewhere warm sounds like a truly inspired idea.
And biggest congrats on the smaller you! I know what dedication it takes to drop the weight, and I'm thrilled for you.
Make sure to post some sunny pics when you get back so the rest of us who are trapped in the cold can have a vicarious good time.
Posted by: She says | Dec 9, 2007 6:51:43 PM
Thanks, SS. I'm sure we will have a marvelous time. The only two snags so far -- and we hope to have both of them fixed this week -- are that I cannot find my camera (but we have my Girl's) and MIL hasn't received her passport yet! Of course, even if she doesn't get hers, the Girl and I are going...
Posted by: Denise | Dec 10, 2007 7:37:30 AM
Have a GREAT time! We're going to the other extreme: ski country in New Hamster. We're leaving the day after Christmas and staying gone for 8 days! With both kids! In one room! In snow country! What fun!
Posted by: Jami | Dec 14, 2007 10:41:12 AM
Posted by: She says | Dec 25, 2007 8:39:25 PM