After relaxing last weekend at the beach and having a usual hectic week at work, I knew I had to kick it into high gear this weekend to get some things accomplished.
The Halloween decorations got packed away. Yes, I said Halloween. My Thanksgiving decorations have been on display since before Halloween and I just last Monday finally moved Halloween from the kitchen table to the basement. Now it’s packed away until next year. After I did that, I figured I may as well pack away Thanksgiving, too, since I will be at my mom’s and won’t have guests. Now I have a clean decorating slate for Christmas!
Mr. SP and I decorated the Christmas tree Saturday night and enjoyed some of our friend HT’s Brooks Mill Blackberry wine in the process. It’s early for a tree, but I like to get that out of the way so I’ll have more time after Thanksgiving to decorate the rest of the house.
No tree picture but my tree looks the same every year, so this picture from last year will give the the idea of what I’m going to enjoy for the next month. Our lighted star stopped working last year making us have a topless tree for 2010. I found a vintage looking one in Manteo last weekend, so our 2011 tree will have one small update.
What else did I accomplish? Writing it down makes me feel good about myself!
~I repotted four Amaryllis. They usually rebloom in April but maybe I’ll get lucky this year and get a Christmas bloom.
~I ran once and played tennis twice.
~I sealed my granite and gave my kitchen a good cleaning. (Not 100% but really good for a normal person. I’m not normal so I’ll grade it at 75%.)
~The bathrooms got cleaned and the house got dusted and vacuumed. (It’s been a few weeks.)
~I washed my kitchen windows. How could only three windows take so long?
What I didn’t accomplish:
~I really need to sew a button back on my coat and make another small repair on it. I’m off on Wednesday (hurray!), so maybe I can get to it then.
~I need to start thinking about Christmas gifts. I guess I’m still thinking and not acting on my thoughts.
~I bought supplies for two projects and hoped to get to them but didn’t.
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Have a great week!